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See What CPT® Assistant Says About New Extended Ophthalmoscopy Codes
2020-01-21

Eye care coders can get a quick update on why CPT® 2020 replaced extended ophthalmoscopy codes 92225 and 92226 with 99201 and 99202 in the December 2019 CPT® Assistant. Here’s a hint: The ability to capture the relevant eye anatomy is a big part of it.

You'll also get more 2020 coding help in this issue with an article on intraocular lens procedures, but eye care isn’t the only specialty featured in Volume 29, Issue 12. Search these terms on SuperCoder’s Code Connect to learn more:

  • Breast, chest wall: 19260, 19271, 19272, 19303, 19304, 21601-21603
  • Destruction, neurolytic agent, somatic nerves: 64454, 64624, 64625, 64635, 76999, 77002, 77003, 77012, 95873, 95874, 50, 52
  • Exploration, artery: 35701-35703, 35721, 35741, 35761
  • Extended ophthalmoscopy: 92201, 92202, 92225, 92226, 92250, 50
  • Intraocular lens, cataract extraction: 66711, 66982-66984, 66987, 66988, 0308T

The Frequently Asked Questions section of this issue is even longer than usual, meaning you get more answers to medical coding queries. Look for these subjects on SuperCoder’s Code Connect:

  • Abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging: 77048, 77049
  • Arthroscopic hip labral reconstruction: 29999
  • Carpectomy: 25215, 52
  • Digestive system surgery: 44960, 44970, 46607, 46910, 22
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection, gastrointestinal: 43211, 43254, 44403, 45349, 45390, 59
  • Lesion, external ear canal, excision: 69145
  • Medical team conference: 99291, 99292, 99367
  • Nervous system surgery: 61548, 62165, 62287, 63012, 63047, 64999, 77002
  • Orbitotomy, decompression: 67445
  • Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation, drug management: 90792
  • Psychological evaluation and testing, date of service: 96130-96133, 96136, 96137
  • Trunk wound closure repair: 13101
  • Tuberculosis test: 86480, 86481, 86849
  • Urinary system surgery: 52332, 52353, 52356, 52365, 55899