Optometry Billing: Vision Payors vs. Medical Payors- AMSAs a busy optometrist, you need to be thorough with the current procedural terminology CPT codes that are used for reimbursement in Medicaid and Medicare. A successful optometrist will need to be conversant with codes falling under 92 and 99 series so that problems with reimbursement are avoided. Moreover, you need to be wary of the watchful eyes of the Health Care Financing Administration HCFA , the watchdog that looks out for any sort of misuse. The code usage will generally depend on what transpires when you see a patient, the time you assign and spend with the patient, and of course, how well the time was spent. If it is just a cursory or even detailed eye exam, with no medical care or any sort of counseling, you need to be using 92 series codes. However, if you do follow that up with counseling, then you need to be using the 99 series codes, though caution is advised while using 99 series codes.
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