• Consultation for Retinal Detachment

    Question: When the payer still recognizes consultation codes, should we use them when an optometrist sends a patient to us after a retinal detachment was discovered?

    Answer: This is not a request for an opinion or advise. The optometrist is transferring the patient to the care of the retinal surgeon in this case. Bill an office E/M or Eye visit code.

    Learn more in the Complete Guide to Retina Coding.