CPT 99174 & CPT 99177 Reimbursement FAQs
These FAQs discuss the Current Procedural Terminology Code 99174 (also known as 99174 or CPT® Code 99174 or CPT® 99174), which was originally introduced in 2008 as the code for ocular photoscreening and was modified in 2013 to create two codes (CPT® 99174 and CPT® 99177 for instrument-based vision screening (e.g., photoscreening, automated-refraction).
CPT® 99174 was renamed Instrument-based ocular screening (e.g., photoscreening, automated-refraction), bilateral; with remote analysis and report. This is the code that is recommended for use with iScreen Vision screening because of the remote analysis performed by our vision analysts.
CPT® 99177 is the code for Instrument-based ocular screening (e.g., photoscreening, automated-refraction), bilateral; with on-site analysis. This is the appropriate reimbursement code for devices that perform analysis with software only and do not use remote analysis by human analysts, like iScreen Vision.