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Journal/Article Reprint from OCT IQ Center

As OCT continues its rapid evolution, some experts wonder if cuts in Medicare reimbursement for OCT scans will stifle future innovations. The 2011 Current Procedural Terminology codes for Scanning Computerized Ophthalmic Diagnostic Imaging require a single reimbursement for two eyes (instead of the single-eye reimbursements of the past) and disallow the application of OCT for retina and optic nerve evaluation during the same patient visit. But from the beginning, the retina and cornea have been the primary targets of OCT research and this article posits that this trend will continue with further developments in the future. 


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