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    Hello there,

    One of the PA's in our organization is questioning if she can bill for doing a fluorescein eye stain on a patient. I have looked in the HCPC/CPT books and I cannot find a code for this test/exam. I have consulted with a fellow coder who thinks if the stain is done under a slit lamp we can charge for the stain but if it is not done under a slit lamp then we cannot but the issue is we cannot even find a code with the stain beind done under a slit lamp. Can anyone advise me of a code to use?


    Kim, CPC
    Last edited by ank3t; 10-07-2016 at 05:56 AM.

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    Apr 2007
    Lexington Kentucky Chapter


    Unless your PA is performing fluorescein angioscopy (92230) or angiography (92235) then the fluorescein staining falls into the Comprehensive Ophthalmological service (92004 - 92014).

    David Keown, CPC, OCS

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    According to CPT Assistant, May 2008, fluorescein eye stain is included in the E/M.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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