Clip And Save: Don't Include These 10 Services in Your Global Package

In most cases, you can report these services separately and collect for them. When you’re dealing with global periods, it can be easy to assume that all [...]

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 6:03 am

You Be the Coder: Moderate Sedation Adjustment Impacts 66720

Question: We’ve noticed that payment for 66720 (Ciliary body destruction; cryotherapy) has dropped this year and our carrier can’t explain why. Can you explain the problem? Supercoder.com Subscriber

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 6:03 am

Correct Coding: Don't Worry About Revenue ® Code Accurately And the Money Will Follow

This expert’s advice might contradict everything you know — but it will help you in the long run. If your practice has the philosophy of “submit the [...]

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 6:03 am

Time-Based E/M Coding: Time is Money ® If You Document Properly

Avoid the ophthalmological services codes when time is on your side. The great debate over whether to report E/M codes or ophthalmological service codes is simple to [...]

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 6:03 am

Reader Question: Don't Ditch Those Medical Records

Question: Our office has converted to digital records and we are thinking of shredding our paper medical records. Are we allowed to do that? Supercoder.com subscriber

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 6:03 am

Surgical Packages: Go Global With This Quick Eye Care Surgical Package Primer

Tip: Even ‘XXX’ globals will impact your income. Global periods are often thought of as those all-inclusive reimbursement mechanisms that impact serious surgeries like corneal transplants and [...]

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 6:03 am

Reader Question: React Quickly After HIPAA Breach

Question: Our office manager thinks we need to contact the authorities after her laptop got stolen out of her car. It had patient information on it and was not encrypted nor [...]

Posted on: 28 February 2017 | 2:02 am

You Be the Coder: Prep for Potential Avastin Denials

Question: I’m suddenly getting denials from Aetna for Avastin. Are you aware of why this might be? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: It appears that Aetna quietly updated [...]

Posted on: 28 February 2017 | 2:02 am

Reader Question: Some Encounters Aren't Billable

Question: A new patient presented with a suspected ophthalmic lesion, and the nurse took the patient back to the room and took her vitals. But when the physician came into the [...]

Posted on: 28 February 2017 | 2:02 am

Reader Question: Medicare Doesn't Mess Around With Timely Filing

Question: One of our patients visited our office for a visit but didn’t have his insurance information with him at the time of service. The timeline filing deadline is approaching and [...]

Posted on: 28 February 2017 | 2:02 am