Screening at well visits

rthomas@impcna.com

Networker
Messages
40
Best answers
0
If the vision and hearing screening are done as part of a wellness visit we use Z00.129 and have never had a problem with reimbursement. I know some payers have guidelines as to what they want you to use.
 

mtfbiller

New
Messages
6
Best answers
0
You have to use the ICD 10 for hearing or vision pointer to each procedure, Z011.... is the results is normal or abnormal.
 

mmiele1979

Contributor
Messages
11
Location
Attleboro, MA
Best answers
0
I'm looking for the answer to this too and the above isn't helpful bc its two conflicting answers with zero clarification. Anyone with any clarification? This seems to be payer specific as well. I have come across payers that do not want to pay for a hearing/vision exam and say that it's not considered preventative. Depends on the age of the child. If we get that kind of denial is it then ok to unbundle it and send it in with a corrected claim linking it to the appropriate encounter for hearing/vision exam code? We are adding a 33 to each code as well. Is this necessary?
 
Top