Reader Question: Adding Telemedicine? Don't Forget to Update Your Coding, Too

Question: Next month, one of our ophthalmologists will begin conducting remote diabetic retinopathy screenings in partnership with a PCP. The PCP will capture the images and transmit them electronically [...]

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 2:01 am

Reader Question: Multiple Global Periods May Mean Multiple Modifiers

Question: A patient had cataract surgery in her right eye on August 4th. Surgery was scheduled on the left eye for August 18th. That morning, the patient arrived and [...]

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 1:01 am

Compliance: Avoid These 2017 Audit Hot Spots by Amping Up Your Documentation — Here's How

Plus, how to keep your 66982 claims squeaky clean. In 2017, the spotlight may be on your ophthalmology practice. Can you withstand scrutiny? Check out [...]

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 1:01 am

Coding Quiz: Can You Pass the OCS Test? Find Out

Test your FBR, Epilation & YAG coding know-how. These are the top three questions missed on the OCS exam, according to AAO’s Jennifer Edgar, OCS, [...]

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 1:01 am

Revenue Builder: Ethically Maximize Your Reimbursement for Low Vision Evals

Hint: Choose E/M codes over eye codes for higher pay. Ophthalmologists who provide low vision rehab are providing a highly regarded and medically necessary service [...]

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 1:01 am

Reader Question: Determine Conjunctivitis Details Before Selecting Code

Question: We reported H10.10 for a conjunctivitis case – which is what we’ve been reporting ever since ICD-10 went into effect—and it was denied for the first time last [...]

Posted on: 22 November 2016 | 3:11 am

Reader Question: Consider Type of Telemedicine When Choosing Code

Question: Often, one of our ophthalmologists or qualified nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) provides services that they label as “telemedicine.” Is there a way to code for “telemedicine”? [...]

Posted on: 22 November 2016 | 3:11 am

Reader Question: Know the IOL Rules

Question: A patient undergoing complex cataract surgery received an astigmatism-correcting IOL. Which code should we report for this? Subscriber Answer: Actually, every cataract [...]

Posted on: 22 November 2016 | 2:11 am

You Be the Coder: Know When, How to Amend Notes

Question: Our office performed an audit prior to submitting our claim to insurance and we discovered that the doctor marked a 99215 even though the level only met the [...]

Posted on: 22 November 2016 | 2:11 am

Patient Privacy: Don't Let a Text Compromise Your Eye Practice's Security

HIPAA-compliant messaging helps practices maintain their patients’ privacy. Your physicians, mid-level providers, and support staff probably find texting to be a convenient and quick [...]

Posted on: 22 November 2016 | 2:11 am