Patient Privacy: This Clinic Got Hacked, Had to Pay $400K HIPAA Breach Penalty

Ensure that you don’t face a similar fate — keep your practice protected. Imagine this: Your practice gets hacked, and an attacker is able to comb through [...]

Posted on: 30 May 2017 | 1:05 am

ICD-10: Test Whether You Can Fill in the ICD-10 Blanks on This Eye Care Note

This quick quiz will help you determine whether you can assign the right diagnosis codes. Coding an eye care note can be simple, involving routine vision testing [...]

Posted on: 30 May 2017 | 1:05 am

Reader Question: Keep 60-Day Overpayment Threshold at Top of Mind

Question: Our MAC says we must return any overpayments to federal health programs within 60 days. Does that cover all payers or just Medicare? Supercoder.com Subscriber

Posted on: 30 May 2017 | 1:05 am

Check Out Optometrists' 5 Most Frequently-Billed Codes

Three of the five most-commonly reported codes are different from ophthalmologists’. If your optometry practice is eager to get a look at the most commonly-reported codes, we’ve [...]

Posted on: 30 May 2017 | 1:05 am

Reader Question: Use Care When Swapping Between 1995, 1997 Guidelines

Question: I know I can choose either the 1995 or the 1997 documentation guidelines for evaluation and management services. But how do I know which version to pick? [...]

Posted on: 30 May 2017 | 1:05 am

You Be the Coder: This Payer Has New Exam Tallying Rules

Question: Can you explain the differences between the expanded problem-focused exam and the detailed exam for coding an E/M service? They look very similar. Connecticut Subscriber

Posted on: 30 May 2017 | 1:05 am

Reader Question: Don't Use 99211 As A Catch-All

Question: Our ophthalmologist evaluated an established patient for dry eyes and offered her a sample of lubricant eye drops, but then realized he was out of stock. He told her to [...]

Posted on: 30 May 2017 | 1:05 am

Revenue Booster: Report the 5 Most-Frequently Billed Eye Care Codes With Ease

These quick tips will ensure that you’re bringing in accurate income for these common services. Eye care practices are always looking for ways to optimize their income, [...]

Posted on: 30 May 2017 | 1:05 am

Reader Question: External Cause Codes Can Support Your Claims

Question: Is it important that I use the “External cause” codes in ICD-10? Insurers keep rejecting claims that contain the codes. Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: Yes, you [...]

Posted on: 4 May 2017 | 3:05 am

Reader Question: Nail Down Symptoms for Nonspecific Complaints

Question: Our optometrist has a habit of writing “visual disturbance” on the superbill when he gives it to the patient to bring to checkout. The person who processes the claim then [...]

Posted on: 4 May 2017 | 3:05 am