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Ophthalmology & Optometry Coding Alert

E/M Coding:
Check Notes When Differentiating Between E/M, Eye Codes
Plus: Know which visits have a medical element. Unlike other specialties, eye care profes... Read more
Avoid These Common Issues to Stay off CMS’ List of Errors
Report: Optometrists log more DME coding errors than any other specialty. Keeping track o... Read more
Consider 7 Essential Tips to Keep Patient Info Secure in 2020
Update policies frequently, experts say. Your eye care practice is probably getting the h... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Eye 92100 for Diurnal Curve Testing
Question: Our ophthalmologist checked pressures over the course of several hours for glauc... Read more
Reader Question:
Take These Steps Following Internal Audit
Question: We read your article last month on internal audits and are starting to launch an... Read more
Reader Question:
Don’t Automatically Write off Deceased Patients’ Bills
Question: We are working to collect on an account and have just learned that the patient h... Read more
Reader Question:
Separate Diagnoses Not Required for Modifier 25
Question: Our office manager says separate diagnoses are not required to use modifier 25, ... Read more
Reader Question:
Consider the Details When Repairing Lid Laceration
Question: Our ophthalmologist took a patient into the OR for repair of lid laceration and ... Read more
Part B Payment:
CMS: Ophthalmologists to see Biggest Pay Cuts in 2020
Ophthalmologists will experience a 10 percent hit in RVUs this year. With every new year,... Read more
Find out How to Avoid This Ophthalmologist’s Fate
Self-audits can help you catch these issues early. When your ophthalmologist performs sur... Read more
Look for These Issues on Audit Charts
Regardless of which auditing model your practice decides to adopt, it's a good idea to sta... Read more
4 Steps Lead Your Eye Care Practice to Higher Revenue
Tip: Stop focusing on processes that won't move the needle. If your practice is like most... Read more
You Be the Coder:
E/M Codes Not Typically Subject to Frequency Rules
Question: Our ophthalmologist performed an office consultation on a patient and his insure... Read more
Reader Question:
Always Check for Medical Necessity
Question: We just got a denial for “lack of medical necessity” for a procedure our sur... Read more
Reader Question:
Check for Updated Orbital Fracture Codes
Question: Our ophthalmologist evaluated an inpatient who was in a car accident. The patien... Read more
Reader Question:
Know What Info to Share With Collection Agencies
Question: We are about to turn some of our outstanding accounts to a collection agency. Ot... Read more