Optometry OHIP Billing Codes ‘Cheat Sheet’
Learning optometry billing can sometimes be tricky as it’s not really something you typically study for before you have to use it.
That being said, if you’re going to be billing on your own, then it’s important to take the time to learn what’s available.
So, in an attempt to try and help save you some time, we've put together an optometry cheat sheet that lists all of the fee codes available for eye exams.
Don’t forget to bookmark it, that way you can quickly reference it to make sure you’ve submitted the correct diagnosis and fee code. For a printable PDF scroll to the bottom.
Periodic Oculo-Visual Assessment
V404 Assessment of the eye and vision system for patients 19 of age or less.
V406 Assessment of the eye and vision system for patients 65 of age or more.
Limited to one per patient per 12 consecutive months.
Major Eye Examination Optometry OHIP Billing Codes
V409 Assessment of the eye and vision system for patients between age 20-64.
Requirements: valid requisition from a physician or a registered nurse and one of the following conditions:
Visual Field Defects
Optic Pathway Disease
Major Eye Examination includes:
Visual acuity examination
Ocular motility examination
Refraction and written refractive prescription if required.
Slit lamp examination of the anterior segment.
Ophthalmoscopy by one or more direct binocular indirect ophthalmoscope, monocular indirect ophthalmoscope or no contact fundus lens.
Advice /instruction to the patient.
Letter outlining the findings of examination.
Visual field examination by confrontation field.
Dilated fundus examination by one or more direct binocular indirect ophthalmoscope, monocular indirect ophthalmoscope or no contact fundus lens.
Oculo-visual Minor Assessment
V402 for patient aged 19 or less or age 64 or more.
V408 for patient aged 20 to 64.
Assessment of the eye and vision system clinically required for the purpose of assessing or reassessing a single ocular condition.
History or presenting complaint.
Advice/instruction to the patient.
V409 must have been rendered within a 12 month period preceding the date of the oculo-visual minor assessment.
Automated Visual Fields Assessment
V410 Assessment of the eye and vision system for the purpose of mapping patient’s visual fields.
Patients age 19 or less or 64 or older, the service is insured when the automated visual field assessment is clinically necessary to determine the extent and sensitivity or the patient’s visual fields.
Patients age 20-64 the service in insured when following a major eye examination (V409) or a minor assessment (V408).
MSCC Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
V450 Periodic oculo-visual assessment rendered to patients of ages 20-64 who are recipients of income support under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act.
MCSS Ontario Works Program (OW)
V451 Periodic oculo-visual assessment rendered to patients between ages 20-64 who are recipients of income assistance or benefits under the Ontario Works Act.
|Optometry OHIP Diagnostic Codes|
|Cataract, excludes diabetic or congenital||366|
|Amblyopia, Visual field defects||368|
|Blindness and low vision||369|
|Keratitis, corneal ulcer||370|
|High Myopia greater than 9 diopters||371|
|Blepharitis, chalazion, style||373|
|Other eyelid disorders||374|
|Dacryocystitis, Obstruction of lacrimal duct||375|
|Other disorders of the eye||379|