Change in CPT Codes for 2011

on December 31st, 2010 | Filed under Optoblog

I noticed the OfficeMate Knowledge Base had this update for us about certain CPT codes:

In the 2011 CPT Coding Manual, which is effective January 1, 2011, CPT code 92135 has been deleted and replaced with the following codes:

  • 92132 – Scanning computerized ophthalmic diagnostic imaging, anterior segment, with interpretation and report, unilateral or bilateral (Replaces 0187T)
  • 92133 – Scanning computerized ophthalmic diagnostic imaging, posterior segment, with interpretation and report, unilateral or bilateral; optic nerve
  • 92134 – Scanning computerized ophthalmic diagnostic imaging, posterior segment, with interpretation and report, unilateral or bilateral; retina

I like that because I hate having to remember modifiers like RT and LT, especially on tests that are most always run bilaterally anyway. I’m sure the insurance companies will like it for stats because it’s more descriptive by differentiating optic nerve vs. anterior segment vs. posterior segment.

UPDATE: Chuck Brownlow has more on this code change along with fiscal impacts.

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