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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

Optometrists See Even Higher Error Rate Than Ophthalmologists

Optometry specialists were not immune to the CERT report’s glaring spotlight, and when the government listed the improper payment rate among the various specialists that bill Part B, optometrists ranked among the most error-prone specialties. The improper payment rate among optometrists for Part B claims was 16.5 percent, which was one of the highest rates seen in the CERT report. [...]