JUN 06, 2019
Check Your Inbox: Important Remote Retina Imaging Code Survey Emailed to Select Academy Members
The Academy is preparing to defend one of our profession’s retina imaging codes before the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee. CPT code 92228 covers imaging of a retina for detection or monitoring of a disease when a remote physician or other qualified health care professional makes a unilateral or bilateral interpretation and report. The Academy is working with the American Society of Retina Specialists to gather new data on the code’s value via a random survey among our community of ophthalmologists.
Watch your email for a survey from AAOdc.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy previously worked with the AMA to expand the definition of CPT code 92228 to remote detection and monitoring for retina disease progression. Any time a definition change takes place, the RUC reviews the code to ensure it is still appropriately valued.
The Academy and our subspecialty partners are allowed to defend the code’s value using our most recent data. The data obtained through this survey will be presented to the RUC for consideration before the committee submits its valuation recommendation to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service.
We highly encourage those who have received the survey to complete it so the dataset will meet the required threshold to be considered robust.