JAN 12, 2016
Testing While Patient has Hospital Inpatient Status
Question: Medicare Part B is not allowing for our testing procedures (CPT code 92083 Visual Field and CPT code 92250 Fundus photos) while the patient was an inpatient in the hospital. The office exam was paid, however, I would like to see if I should be billing these tests to the payer or the hospital?
Answer: These testing services include a technical and interpretation component. You will only be able to bill Medicare Part B for the interpretation and report; not the usage of the equipment. These services should be billed as: