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Emerging Ophthalmology Technology Takes Center Stage in Latest CPT® Assistant
2018-04-10

Category III codes can be easy to miss, so if you provide eye care, be sure to check out AMA’s February 2018 CPT® Assistant. You’ll learn about recent changes to codes for visual evoked potential testing and screening, suprachoroidal injection, retinal polarization testing, and more. The service descriptions and clinical examples are sure to help you get a handle on these codes.

 

That’s not all you’ll find in this issue, though, which offers more insights from the AMA to improve accuracy and payment in 2018. To find this issue’s articles, search these terms using TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect:

  • Medicare payment 2018: 99091, 99484, 99487, 99489, 99490, 99492-99496
  • Ophthalmology, emerging technology: 67025, 67027, 67028, 92002, 92004, 92012, 92014, 95930, 99174, 99177, 0100T, 0191T, 0333T, 0376T, 0464T, 0465T, 0469T, 0472T-0474T
  • Photodynamic therapy: 11000, 11001, 11004, 11005, 11100, 11101, 11300-11313, 11400-11471, 96567, 96573, 96574.

 

The FAQ section includes answers about eye care coding, too, along with addressing other potentially confusing scenarios. Look up these related codes and keywords in TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect to read all about it:

  • Conjunctival lesion, amniotic membrane graft: 65778-65780, 68110, 68115
  • Digestive system surgery: 44005, 44180, 45172, 0184T
  • End-stage renal disease assessment: 90951-90970
  • Hysterectomy, laparoscopic: 58571
  • Microscopic visualization, auditory: 69433, 69436, 69990
  • Ureter excision: 50780, 22, 50.