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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

Recent Medicare Audit Shows Eye Care Practices' Opioid Prescribing Habits

Optometrists scored higher than average in one category, results show. Eye care physicians often see patients with painful ocular conditions. This sometimes means that patients request - or require - pain medication prescriptions, but because of an increasing number of accidental overdoses of these drugs, physicians must use extreme caution when prescribing them. A new Comparative Billing Report (CBR) from [...]

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