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Vision Screening Waiver

In my final installment from Bonnie regarding screening payment challenges, here is a sample Vision Screening Waiver used in a Real Live Pediatric Practice with success. We have already reviewed an Audiogram Appeal Letter and a Typanometry Appeal Letter. Here is the document you can use to pre-empt all the trouble. As before, the text …

Pediatric 99174 Usage

A little while ago, someone bravely asked to see 99174 usage data among pediatricians. For those who aren’t family, the 99174 is new in 2008. To quote the CPT book (but not enough to attract the ire of the AMA), the 99174 is “Ocular photoscreening with interpretation and report, bilateral.” So, waltzing into the massive …

Pediatric Vision Screening Reimbursement (CPT 99173)

Back on one of the coding lists, a brave soul asked: I am curious to know what you are being paid for these. To avoid any questions, please don’t tell me the name of the carrier and what they pay……I would greatly appreciate knowing the range of PPO reimbursements for vision and hearing? I was …