Photography

Section: Miscellaneous
Effective Date: July 01, 2018
Revised Date: May 14, 2018

Description

This policy is not intended for services or procedures that include the taking of photographs; rather, it is intended for services or procedures that are primarily photographic in nature. 

This policy is designed to address medical guidelines that are appropriate for the majority of individuals with a particular disease, illness, or condition. Each person's unique clinical circumstances may warrant individual consideration, based on review of applicable medical records.

Criteria

Coverage is subject to the specific terms of the member's benefit plan.

The taking of photographs is not a distinct eligible service. Therefore, any photography services, e.g., photography of pigmented lesions, whole body integumentary photography, external eye, etc., are not covered. 

Procedure Codes

92285 96904