Most of the eye exams that your ophthalmologist performs include some form of ophthalmoscopy, but payers often bundle this service into general ophthalmic exam, or E/M codes. So which exam warrants an EO code and deserves extra payment? Detailed documentation is your key to proving medical necessity and capitalizing on the more complicated service.
Read on to make sure you’re not missing out on EOs you could rightfully report.
When Should You Take Coding to the Next Level?
Difference: Any general ophthalmic examination will include a routine ophthalmoscopy. But an extended ophthalmoscopy is a special ophthalmologic service that goes beyond the general eye exam.
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