Posts tagged ‘low vision’

May 26, 2011

Develop 20/20 369 coding

Use of the 369 codes …. I feel like we education on it a lot, but people are still not sure about how and when to code.

Take low vision … when can that be coded? When a patient has blurry vision or they can’t read medication labels?

The 369 codes can be used if the patient is blind. The 369 codes are otherwise limited to vision loss due to an eye condition that is not correctable by glasses, i.e., glaucoma, cataracts, hemianopsia, retinopathy, etc. It is NOT for use just because the patient cannot see medication labels.