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Payment for CPT codes 99421-99423 for Optometrists

CPT codes 99421, 99422 and 99423 were established in 2020 to allow for reporting of non-face-to-face E/M services in response to the public health emergency. These codes are payable to physicians and qualified health care professionals who are eligible to report E/M services.

Editing for these codes did not include payment to Optometrists when the codes were created. In order to correct this omission, National Government Services has added the specialty of Optometry as payable for these codes and will adjust any claims denied in error.

Providers do not have to take any action.

Posted 11/23/2021