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For ‘Welcome to Medicare’ exam, do your own vision screen or don’t bill

Effective May 14, 2020
Published May 18, 2020
Last Reviewed May 14, 2020
Question: The initial preventive physical examination (IPPE) requires a “visual acuity” exam that we cannot request separate payment for. Some of our providers forget this simple step, and that prevents us from getting payment for the service they have performed other than that step. If a patient wears glasses and goes regularly to ophthalmologist for their routine eye exams, can we use this to meet the requirement?

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