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    Hello everyone. I am new to coding Ophthalmology. My doctor is wondering if she can bill for dialation drops? They are using (Tropicamide 1% and Phenylephrine 2.5%) I can't find the code or anything that tells me if this is allowed. Please help! Thanks

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    Typically your dilating drops are considered part of the routine care of the office visit, so the answer is no.

    David Keown, CPC, OCS

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    That was kind of what I was thinking but wanted to be sure. Thanks so much for responding

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    Are you in a "office" based practice? Drops are covered under the overhead costs. They're part of doing business.

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