CPT Code 92341

CPT code 92341 is for fitting bifocal eyeglasses, typically involving precise measurements and adjustments.

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What is CPT Code 92341

CPT code 92341 is used to denote the fitting of bifocal spectacle lenses. This code is utilized by healthcare providers to bill for the professional service of evaluating and fitting bifocal eyeglasses, which include lenses that have two distinct optical powers to aid in seeing at two different distances.

Does CPT 92341 Need a Modifier?

For the CPT code 92341, which pertains to the fitting of bifocal spectacles, several modifiers may be applicable depending on the specific circumstances of the service provided. Here is an ordered list of potential modifiers and the reasons for their use:

1. -LT (Left Side): Used when the service (fitting of bifocal spectacles) is performed only on the left side. This modifier helps in specifying which eye the service was rendered to, which is crucial for billing and claims.

2. -RT (Right Side): Similar to the -LT modifier, this is used when the service is performed only on the right side. It is essential for accurate claims processing to indicate which eye was serviced.

3. -25 (Significant, Separately Identifiable Evaluation and Management Service by the Same Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional on the Same Day of the Procedure or Other Service): This modifier is used if, on the same day as the fitting, a significant and separate evaluation and management service was performed by the same provider. This is important for billing purposes to differentiate the services provided and ensure appropriate reimbursement.

4. -TC (Technical Component): This modifier could be used if only the technical component of the spectacle fitting is being billed, perhaps in a scenario where the professional component (the part involving direct professional expertise) is provided by another entity.

5. -26 (Professional Component): Used when billing for only the professional component of the service, indicating that the technical component is billed separately or provided by another service.

6. -59 (Distinct Procedural Service): This modifier is used to indicate that the service provided is distinct from other services performed on the same day. It is crucial for preventing bundling and ensuring separate payment.

7. -76 (Repeat Procedure by Same Physician): Used if the fitting procedure needs to be repeated on the same day by the same physician, perhaps due to an error or adjustment requirement.

8. -77 (Repeat Procedure by Another Physician): Similar to -76, but used when the repeat procedure is performed by a different physician.

Each of these modifiers serves to provide specific details that affect how billing and claims are processed, ensuring that the services are accurately documented and reimbursed.

CPT Code 92341 Medicare Reimbursement

CPT code 92341, which pertains to the fitting of bifocal spectacles, is generally reimbursable by Medicare under specific circumstances. Medicare typically covers this service when it is deemed medically necessary, such as after cataract surgery with intraocular lens placement. However, routine vision services, including standard eyeglasses or contact lenses, are not usually covered.

The reimbursement amount for CPT code 92341 can vary based on the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) jurisdiction, the specific service settings, and any applicable Medicare adjustments. Providers should verify the exact reimbursement rates in their specific geographic area through the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) lookup tool available on the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) website or consult their local MAC for detailed and accurate billing guidelines.

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