SEP 26, 2017
New Pediatric, Neuro-Ophthalmology Taxonomy Codes Take Effect Oct. 1
As of Oct. 1, two more subspecialties have unique taxonomy codes to help them ensure fairer comparisons with peers. Starting in 2018, CMS will evaluate physicians’ resource use. The taxonomy codes provide a way for subspecialists to ensure CMS compares them to similar ophthalmologists.
Pediatric and neuro-ophthalmology specialists can start using their respective taxonomy codes Oct. 1. CMS started recognizing taxonomy codes for glaucoma, oculofacial, retina and uveitis specialists earlier this year. While each taxonomy code is unique, they all are sub-codes of ophthalmology. Therefore patients seen in a multi-specialty practice will still be considered established to the practice.