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  1. #1
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    Anchorage, AK

    Question Modifier -50 on 92250

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    Would you use Modifier -50 on 92250 Fundus photography with interpretation and report?

    Code description:

    92250 - Ophthalmoscopy allows a complete view of the back of the eye. The physician or technician aligns the fundus camera, which is attached to an ophthalmoscope, along the patient's optical axis after the patient's pupil has been dilated. The 35 mm camera is, in effect, a large ophthalmoscope that allows viewing of the retina and a light flash system for producing color photographs of the retina. Both eyes are photographed. The results are interpreted by the physician.

    I would say no because the description states "Both eyes are photographed".

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks so much for your input!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Manhattan, NY


    Correct.... My coding software edits indicate that a 50 modifier is not allowed.

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    Apr 2007
    Anchorage, AK


    Thanks so much for your input.

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