Reader Question: Use Patient Intake Form as ROS Guide

Question: Our physicians often can't bill a higher E/M code because they don't have an appropriate history. Do you have any tips for how we can improve their history documentation? [...]

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 5:10 am

CPT® 2018: Latest CPT® Edition Offers New Eyelid Lesion Removal Codes

Plus: Be ready for changes to the descriptor for visual evoked potentials. Even though 2018 is still a few months away, you should start prepping now for [...]

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 5:10 am

Reader Question: Look to 66762 for Iridoplasty

Question: One of our physicians performed a pupilloplasty. What is the correct code for this procedure? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: To code pupilloplasty, you must first determine [...]

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 5:10 am

Reader Question: Include Conference in E/M Service

Question: Our ophthalmologist treated a patient with severe eye injuries due to a car accident. The doctor had a meetingwith other members of the treatment team, including a craniofacial surgeon and [...]

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 5:10 am

Compliance: 5 Quick Tips Help You Avoid Fraud Accusations

Remember: Collect all deductibles, copays When this time of year rolls around and you're focused on the new ICD-10 and CPT® codes, it can be easy to [...]

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 5:10 am

You Be the Coder: Contact Insurers for Time Verification

Question: In your article about glaucoma screenings last month, you noted that one of the main denial reasons for glaucoma screenings is that patients have already reached their benefit maximum for [...]

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 5:10 am

ICD-10: 5 Tips Help You Perfect Your Use of New Eye Care Diagnosis Codes

Hint: Create new templates to help guide your specificity. Eye care practices have been using the new ICD-10 codes for a few weeks now, so it's a [...]

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 5:10 am

Reader Question: Know How to Perform EHR Risk Analysis

Question: In last month’s issue of Ophthalmology and Optometry Coding Alert, your article about the OIG going after EHR vendors made us nervous. How can we determine whether our practice’s EHR [...]

Posted on: 15 September 2017 | 4:09 am

Reader Question: Does Missing Organ Count Toward ROS?

Question: If the physician examines a patient who has had an organ removed, can we still count that organ toward the physical exam or review of systems (ROS) in scoring the [...]

Posted on: 15 September 2017 | 4:09 am

Reader Question: Nail Down Global Periods

Question: We saw a patient twice in the same week — on the first visit, the doctor inserted punctal plugs, and we collected for that service with 68761 (Closure of the [...]

Posted on: 15 September 2017 | 4:09 am