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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

Reader Questions:

Coders Should Stay on Alert During Chart Reviews

Question: We brought on a new ophthalmologist who is very interested in medical coding. He started going over some of the other physicians’ codes and found them to be coded inaccurately. He seemed to suggest that the coders should have caught these issues. Is this true? What can we do? Minnesota Subscriber Answer: Coders should typically be cross-checking any codes billed against [...]