The RACs Are Also Reviewing These Issues Applicable to Eye Practices

Although cataract surgeries are the most pressing open RAC issues, these auditors have announced dozens of other review issues within the past two months as well, indicating that they are [...]

Posted on: 4 May 2017 | 3:05 am

Cataract Surgery: Auditors Announce Near-Nationwide Reviews of Cataract Claims

Here’s what you can do right now to ensure you’re coding properly. No coder wants to hear that there’s a RAC attack coming their way, but for [...]

Posted on: 4 May 2017 | 3:05 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. 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

ICD-10: Read Details of Eye Irritation to Pinpoint Diagnosis Code

Documentation must differentiate between types of irritation before you can select the right ICD-10 code. With the allergies of spring still blooming, eye care practices are likely [...]

Posted on: 4 May 2017 | 3:05 am

E/M Coding: Get the Scoop on These E/M FAQs, With Answers Straight From Medicare

If you lean toward eye codes because you fear E/M coding, this article is for you. Eye care practices have a luxury that many other specialties don’t [...]

Posted on: 4 May 2017 | 3:05 am

You Be the Coder: Which Condition Should ICD-10 Code Reflect?

Question: How should I bill Blue Cross Blue Shield for a routine exam with the diagnosis beinghistory of blepharitis and current keratoconus of the left eye? What would the correct diagnosis [...]

Posted on: 4 May 2017 | 3:05 am

Reader Question: Check Documentation When Surgical Approach Changes

Question: Our ophthalmologist performed a blepharoptosis repair using the frontalis muscle technique. He started with the external approach, but his visualization was limited using that approach, so he then changed his [...]

Posted on: 4 May 2017 | 3:05 am

Reader Question: Avoid Unlisted for Corneal Topography

Question: We have a new physician who performs corneal topography, which our practice has never done before. Our office manager said to report the unlisted code for this service. Is that [...]

Posted on: 4 May 2017 | 3:05 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? subscriber

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 6:03 am