Fellow Opticians,

Need some help with this one...

I am providing a service to nursing homes (99304 & 99308). I am reading and documenting eyeglasses to make them apart of the medical record. The Home I work with encouraged me to get Medicaid certified as a provider, so that I could bill for my services. I am certified in Ohio as a Medicaid provider and was directed by a representative to use these service codes to bill at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities.

THE $164,000 QUESTION is: what diagnosis code can I use to bill and get paid? I found these codes: Z97.3 & Z02.2. Are they ones to use... or are there other more appropriate codes? The answer to that question opens the door to Medicare and other insurances.


Kevin W.