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  1. #11
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    Richmond Virginia


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    Is this reimbursable with the OV codes 992xx, when the patietn has the screening test done along with a visit not related to the vision?

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    Default Gail Garrison, CPC, CCS-P

    I work in a pediatric office and have a question regarding vision screening, CPT 99173. My question is if the screening is attempted but not successful due to developmental delay, etc., should I report with Modifier 52? NC Medicaid requires that we bill this as a required component of well child checks, even though they do not reimburse. We had a nurse attend a class where they said adamantly if can't be completed, do not bill at all.

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    Apr 2007
    Allentown PA


    Yes, I would report it using 52, I have used 52 with hearing tests when the patient was not able to complete the test also. If you attempted the test, you should bill it....but as a reduced service since you could not complete it.

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