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Billing and Coding: Panretinal (Scatter) Laser Photocoagulation
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This article gives guidance for billing, coding, and other guidelines in relation to local coverage policy L34064- Panretinal (Scatter) Laser Photocoagulation.

 

General Guidelines for Claims submitted to Part A or Part B MAC:

Procedure codes may be subject to National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits or OPPS packaging edits. Refer to NCCI and OPPS requirements prior to billing Medicare. For services requiring a referring/ordering physician, the name and NPI of the referring/ordering physician must be reported on the claim. A claim submitted without a valid ICD-10-CM diagnosis code will be returned to the provider as an incomplete claim under Section 1833(e) of the Social Security Act. The diagnosis code(s) must best describe the patient's condition for which the service was performed. For diagnostic tests, report the result of the test if known; otherwise the symptoms prompting the performance of the test should be reported.

 

Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN) Modifier Guidelines

An ABN may be used for services which are likely to be non-covered, whether for medical necessity or for other reasons. Refer to CMS Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 30, for complete instructions.

Effective from April 1, 2010, non-covered services should be billed with modifier –GA, -GX, -GY, or –GZ, as appropriate.

The –GA modifier (“Waiver of Liability Statement Issued as Required by Payer Policy”) should be used when physicians, practitioners, or suppliers want to indicate that they anticipate that Medicare will deny a specific service as not reasonable and necessary and they do have an ABN signed by the beneficiary on file. Modifier GA applies only when services will be denied under reasonable and necessary provisions, sections 1862(a)(1), 1862(a)(9), 1879(e), or 1879(g) of the Social Security Act. Effective April 1, 2010, Part A MAC systems will automatically deny services billed with modifier GA. An ABN, Form CMS-R-131, should be signed by the beneficiary to indicate that ‎he/she accepts responsibility for payment.‎ The -GA modifier may also be used on assigned claims when a patient refuses to sign the ABN and the latter is properly witnessed. For claims submitted to the Part A MAC, occurrence code 32 and the date of the ABN is required.

 

Modifier GX (“Notice of Liability Issued, Voluntary Under Payer Policy”) should be used when the beneficiary has signed an ABN, and a denial is anticipated based on provisions other than medical necessity, such as statutory exclusions of coverage or technical issues. An ABN is not required for these denials, but if non-covered services are reported with modifier GX, will automatically be denied services.

 

The –GZ modifier should be used when physicians, practitioners, or suppliers want to indicate that they expect that Medicare will deny an item or service as not reasonable and necessary and they have not had an ABN signed by the beneficiary. ‎If the service is statutorily non-covered, or without a benefit category, submit the ‎appropriate CPT/HCPCS code with the -GY modifier. An ABN is not required for these denials, and the limitation of liability does not apply for beneficiaries. Services with modifier GY will automatically deny.

Documentation Requirements

The patient’s medical record should include but is not limited to:

  • The assessment of the patient by the ordering provider as it relates to the complaint of the patient for that visit,
  • Relevant medical history
  • Results of pertinent tests/procedures
  • Signed and dated office visit record/operative report (Please note that all services ordered or rendered to Medicare beneficiaries must be signed.)


Medicare allowance generally includes reimbursement for related procedures performed on the same eye during the global surgery period of the first procedure. Therefore, procedure codes 67208, 67210 or 67227 would be covered only if they represented clearly distinct and different procedures with different indications and were not re-operations or treatment of complications. Such services, and other totally unrelated services, should be billed with a modifier -79 (unilateral procedure or service by the same physician during the post-operative period).

For claims submitted to the Part B MAC:

Claims for panretinal (scatter) laser photocoagulation (PRP) (67228) services are payable under Medicare Part B in the following places of service: office (11), inpatient hospital (21), outpatient hospital (22), emergency room hospital (23), ambulatory surgical center (24) and independent clinic (49).

For claims submitted to the Part A MAC:

Hospital Inpatient Claims:

    • The hospital should report the patient's principal diagnosis in Form Locator (FL) 67 of the UB-04. The principal diagnosis is the condition established after study to be chiefly responsible for this admission.
    • The hospital enters ICD-10-CM codes for up to eight additional conditions in FLs 67A-67Q if they co-existed at the time of admission or developed subsequently, and which had an effect upon the treatment or the length of stay. It may not duplicate the principal diagnosis listed in FL 67.
    • For inpatient hospital claims, the admitting diagnosis is required and should be recorded in FL 69. (See CMS Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 25, Section 75 for additional instructions.)


Hospital Outpatient Claims

  • The hospital should report the full ICD-10-CM code for the diagnosis shown to be chiefly responsible for the outpatient services in FL 67. If no definitive diagnosis is made during the outpatient evaluation, the patient’s symptom is reported. If the patient arrives without a referring diagnosis, symptom or complaint, the provider should report an ICD-10-CM code for Persons Without Reported Diagnosis Encountered During Examination and Investigation of Individuals and Populations (Z00.00-Z13.9).
  • The hospital enters the full ICD-10-CM codes in FLs 67A-67Q for up to eight other diagnoses that co-existed in addition to the diagnosis reported in FL 67.

 

Bill type codes only apply to providers who bill these services to the Part A MAC. Bill type codes do not apply to physicians, other professionals and suppliers who bill these services to the carrier or Part B MAC.


For dates of service on or after April 1, 2010, bill type 77x should be used to report FQHC.

The CPT code 67228 should only be reported and paid once per 10-day global period per eye no matter how many treatment sessions occur.

 

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Bill Type Codes

Code Description
011x Hospital Inpatient (Including Medicare Part A)
012x Hospital Inpatient (Medicare Part B only)
013x Hospital Outpatient
021x Skilled Nursing - Inpatient (Including Medicare Part A)
022x Skilled Nursing - Inpatient (Medicare Part B only)
023x Skilled Nursing - Outpatient
071x Clinic - Rural Health
073x Clinic - Freestanding
077x Clinic - Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
085x Critical Access Hospital
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Revenue Codes

Code Description
0360 Operating Room Services - General Classification
0361 Operating Room Services - Minor Surgery
0369 Operating Room Services - Other OR Services
0456 Emergency Room - Urgent Care
0490 Ambulatory Surgical Care - General Classification
0510 Clinic - General Classification
0517 Clinic - Family Practice Clinic
0519 Clinic - Other Clinic
0520 Freestanding Clinic - General Classification
0521 Freestanding Clinic - Clinic Visit by Member to RHC/FQHC
0523 Freestanding Clinic - Family Practice Clinic
0529 Freestanding Clinic - Other Freestanding Clinic
096X Professional Fees - General Classification
0981 Professional Fees - Emergency Room Services
0982 Professional Fees - Outpatient Services
0983 Professional Fees - Clinic
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CPT/HCPCS Codes

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The following CPT code should only be reported and paid once per 10-day global period per eye no matter how many treatment sessions occur.

Group 1 Codes
Code Description
67228 TREATMENT OF EXTENSIVE OR PROGRESSIVE RETINOPATHY (EG, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY), PHOTOCOAGULATION
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CPT/HCPCS Modifiers

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ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity

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(249 Codes)
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It is the responsibility of the provider to code to the highest level specified in the ICD-10-CM. The correct use of an ICD-10-CM code listed below does not assure coverage of a service. The service must be reasonable and necessary in the specific case and must meet the criteria specified in this determination.

Group 1 Codes
Code Description
E08.3211 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E08.3212 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E08.3213 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E08.3291 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E08.3292 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E08.3293 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E08.3311 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E08.3312 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E08.3313 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E08.3391 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E08.3392 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E08.3393 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E08.3411 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E08.3412 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E08.3413 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E08.3491 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E08.3492 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E08.3493 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E08.3511 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E08.3512 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E08.3513 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E08.3521 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, right eye
E08.3522 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, left eye
E08.3523 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, bilateral
E08.3531 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, right eye
E08.3532 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, left eye
E08.3533 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, bilateral
E08.3541 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, right eye
E08.3542 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, left eye
E08.3543 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, bilateral
E08.3551 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, right eye
E08.3552 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, left eye
E08.3553 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, bilateral
E08.3591 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E08.3592 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E08.3593 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E08.37X1 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, right eye
E08.37X2 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, left eye
E08.37X3 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, bilateral
E09.3211 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E09.3212 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E09.3213 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E09.3291 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E09.3292 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E09.3293 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E09.3311 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E09.3312 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E09.3313 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E09.3391 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E09.3392 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E09.3393 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E09.3411 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E09.3412 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E09.3413 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E09.3491 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E09.3492 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E09.3493 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E09.3511 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E09.3512 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E09.3513 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E09.3521 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, right eye
E09.3522 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, left eye
E09.3523 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, bilateral
E09.3531 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, right eye
E09.3532 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, left eye
E09.3533 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, bilateral
E09.3541 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, right eye
E09.3542 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, left eye
E09.3543 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, bilateral
E09.3551 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, right eye
E09.3552 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, left eye
E09.3553 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, bilateral
E09.3591 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E09.3592 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E09.3593 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E09.37X1 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, right eye
E09.37X2 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, left eye
E09.37X3 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, bilateral
E10.3211 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E10.3212 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E10.3213 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E10.3291 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E10.3292 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E10.3293 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E10.3311 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E10.3312 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E10.3313 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E10.3391 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E10.3392 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E10.3393 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E10.3411 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E10.3412 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E10.3413 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E10.3491 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E10.3492 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E10.3493 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E10.3511 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E10.3512 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E10.3513 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E10.3521 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, right eye
E10.3522 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, left eye
E10.3523 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, bilateral
E10.3531 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, right eye
E10.3532 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, left eye
E10.3533 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, bilateral
E10.3541 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, right eye
E10.3542 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, left eye
E10.3543 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, bilateral
E10.3551 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, right eye
E10.3552 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, left eye
E10.3553 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, bilateral
E10.3591 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E10.3592 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E10.3593 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E10.37X1 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, right eye
E10.37X2 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, left eye
E10.37X3 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, bilateral
E11.311 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with unspecified diabetic retinopathy with macular edema
E11.3211 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E11.3212 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E11.3213 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E11.3291 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E11.3292 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E11.3293 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E11.3311 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E11.3312 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E11.3313 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E11.3391 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E11.3392 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E11.3393 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E11.3411 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E11.3412 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E11.3413 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E11.3491 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E11.3492 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E11.3493 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E11.3511 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E11.3512 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E11.3513 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E11.3521 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, right eye
E11.3522 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, left eye
E11.3523 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, bilateral
E11.3531 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, right eye
E11.3532 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, left eye
E11.3533 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, bilateral
E11.3541 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, right eye
E11.3542 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, left eye
E11.3543 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, bilateral
E11.3551 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, right eye
E11.3552 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, left eye
E11.3553 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, bilateral
E11.3591 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E11.3592 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E11.3593 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E11.37X1 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, right eye
E11.37X2 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, left eye
E11.37X3 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, bilateral
E13.311 Other specified diabetes mellitus with unspecified diabetic retinopathy with macular edema
E13.3211 Other specified diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E13.3212 Other specified diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E13.3213 Other specified diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E13.3291 Other specified diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E13.3292 Other specified diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E13.3293 Other specified diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E13.3311 Other specified diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E13.3312 Other specified diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E13.3313 Other specified diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E13.3391 Other specified diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E13.3392 Other specified diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E13.3393 Other specified diabetes mellitus with moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E13.3411 Other specified diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E13.3412 Other specified diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E13.3413 Other specified diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E13.3491 Other specified diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E13.3492 Other specified diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E13.3493 Other specified diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E13.3511 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, right eye
E13.3512 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, left eye
E13.3513 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, bilateral
E13.3521 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, right eye
E13.3522 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, left eye
E13.3523 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment involving the macula, bilateral
E13.3531 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, right eye
E13.3532 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, left eye
E13.3533 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction retinal detachment not involving the macula, bilateral
E13.3541 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, right eye
E13.3542 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, left eye
E13.3543 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with combined traction retinal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, bilateral
E13.3551 Other specified diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, right eye
E13.3552 Other specified diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, left eye
E13.3553 Other specified diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, bilateral
E13.3591 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, right eye
E13.3592 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, left eye
E13.3593 Other specified diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema, bilateral
E13.37X1 Other specified diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, right eye
E13.37X2 Other specified diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, left eye
E13.37X3 Other specified diabetes mellitus with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment, bilateral
H21.1X1 Other vascular disorders of iris and ciliary body, right eye
H21.1X2 Other vascular disorders of iris and ciliary body, left eye
H21.1X3 Other vascular disorders of iris and ciliary body, bilateral
H30.21 - H30.23 Posterior cyclitis, right eye - Posterior cyclitis, bilateral
H34.11 - H34.13 Central retinal artery occlusion, right eye - Central retinal artery occlusion, bilateral
H34.231 - H34.233 Retinal artery branch occlusion, right eye - Retinal artery branch occlusion, bilateral
H34.8110 Central retinal vein occlusion, right eye, with macular edema
H34.8111 Central retinal vein occlusion, right eye, with retinal neovascularization
H34.8112 Central retinal vein occlusion, right eye, stable
H34.8120 Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye, with macular edema
H34.8121 Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye, with retinal neovascularization
H34.8122 Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye, stable
H34.8130 Central retinal vein occlusion, bilateral, with macular edema
H34.8131 Central retinal vein occlusion, bilateral, with retinal neovascularization
H34.8132 Central retinal vein occlusion, bilateral, stable
H34.8310 Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion, right eye, with macular edema
H34.8311 Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion, right eye, with retinal neovascularization
H34.8312 Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion, right eye, stable
H34.8320 Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion, left eye, with macular edema
H34.8321 Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion, left eye, with retinal neovascularization
H34.8322 Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion, left eye, stable
H34.8330 Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion, bilateral, with macular edema
H34.8331 Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion, bilateral, with retinal neovascularization
H34.8332 Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion, bilateral, stable
H34.9 Unspecified retinal vascular occlusion
H35.00 Unspecified background retinopathy
H35.021 - H35.023 Exudative retinopathy, right eye - Exudative retinopathy, bilateral
H35.051 - H35.053 Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, right eye - Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, bilateral
H35.061 - H35.063 Retinal vasculitis, right eye - Retinal vasculitis, bilateral
H35.151 - H35.153 Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 4, right eye - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 4, bilateral
H35.21 - H35.23 Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy, right eye - Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy, bilateral
H35.82 Retinal ischemia
H40.89 Other specified glaucoma
H43.11 - H43.13 Vitreous hemorrhage, right eye - Vitreous hemorrhage, bilateral
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Contractors may specify Bill Types to help providers identify those Bill Types typically used to report this service. Absence of a Bill Type does not guarantee that the article does not apply to that Bill Type. Complete absence of all Bill Types indicates that coverage is not influenced by Bill Type and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all claims.

Code Description
011x Hospital Inpatient (Including Medicare Part A)
012x Hospital Inpatient (Medicare Part B only)
013x Hospital Outpatient
021x Skilled Nursing - Inpatient (Including Medicare Part A)
022x Skilled Nursing - Inpatient (Medicare Part B only)
023x Skilled Nursing - Outpatient
071x Clinic - Rural Health
073x Clinic - Freestanding
077x Clinic - Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
085x Critical Access Hospital
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Revenue Codes

Contractors may specify Revenue Codes to help providers identify those Revenue Codes typically used to report this service. In most instances Revenue Codes are purely advisory. Unless specified in the article, services reported under other Revenue Codes are equally subject to this coverage determination. Complete absence of all Revenue Codes indicates that coverage is not influenced by Revenue Code and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all Revenue Codes.

Revenue codes only apply to providers who bill these services to the Part A MAC. Revenue codes do not apply to physicians, other professionals and suppliers who bill these services to the carrier or Part B MAC.

Please note that not all revenue codes apply to every type of bill code. Providers are encouraged to refer to the FISS revenue code file for allowable bill types. Similarly, not all revenue codes apply to each CPT/HCPCS code. Providers are encouraged to refer to the FISS HCPCS file for allowable revenue codes.

All revenue codes billed on the inpatient claim for the dates of service in question may be subject to review.


Code Description
0360 Operating Room Services - General Classification
0361 Operating Room Services - Minor Surgery
0369 Operating Room Services - Other OR Services
0456 Emergency Room - Urgent Care
0490 Ambulatory Surgical Care - General Classification
0510 Clinic - General Classification
0517 Clinic - Family Practice Clinic
0519 Clinic - Other Clinic
0520 Freestanding Clinic - General Classification
0521 Freestanding Clinic - Clinic Visit by Member to RHC/FQHC
0523 Freestanding Clinic - Family Practice Clinic
0529 Freestanding Clinic - Other Freestanding Clinic
096X Professional Fees - General Classification
0981 Professional Fees - Emergency Room Services
0982 Professional Fees - Outpatient Services
0983 Professional Fees - Clinic
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11/22/2023 R6

Revision Effective: 11/22/2023
Revision Explanation: Updated LCD Reference Article section.

03/02/2023 R5

Revision Effective: 03/02/2023

Revision Explanation: Annual review, no changes were made.

03/03/2022 R4

Revision Effective: 03/03/2022

Revision Explanation: Annual review, no changes were made.

03/04/2021 R3

Revision Effective: 03/04/2021

Revision Explanation: Annual review, no changes were made.

01/02/2020 R2

Revision Effective: 02/24/2020

Revision Explanation: Annual review, no changes made

01/02/2020 R1

R1

Revision Effective: 01/02/2020

Revision Explanation: Added two section s in article text concerning claims submission to Part A and Part B.

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Associated Documents

Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2 SAD Determinations
Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2
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