Putting the Squeeze on OCT Fees: Will reimbursement cuts blunt the growth of this versatile technology?
These days, reports of a new reimbursement cut are as common as reports on the lackluster economy. As healthcare reform pursues “affordability,” physicians know all too well that policy-makers rarely have their best interests at heart. The latest victim of the cost-cutting sword? Optical coherence tomography. Ophthalmic coding expert Riva Lee Asbell of Fort Lauderdale explains that beginning January 1, the former OCT billing code, 92135, will be eliminated completely and replaced by three new codes: 92132 for imaging of the anterior segment, 92133 for the optic nerve and 92134 for the retina. The bad news: all OCT codes are ...Read Full Article