In Billing
Jul 25th, 2019
Effective Oct. 1, 2019, ophthalmology coders will be able to report orbital roof and wall fractures with the utmost of specificity thanks to the creation of several new ICD-10-CM codes. Lack of Specificity Presents a Problem Presently, there is only one diagnosis code, S02.3- Fracture of orbital floor, to report orbital bone fractures, and only ...
Overlooking 2017 CPT® changes will keep your procedural reporting in the dark ages. Correct diagnostic ophthalmology coding is important to patients, the coders and billers who process the claims, and the physicians who document the medical records. Review these important guidelines to ensure you understand common diagnostic tests performed by this specialty. Fluorescein and Indocyanine ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2011
Find out what’s been revised, added, and deleted within CPT®s extensive changes. By Kim M. Ross, OCS, CPC CPT® 2011 features significant changes to both Category I and Category III codes that eye doctors and their billers ought to know. Changes in Cornea Amniotic membrane may be used for ocular surface reconstruction by several methods, ...
In Coding
Aug 1st, 2009
Knowing when to bill a medical exam versus a routine vision exam ensures proper reimbursement. By Jennifer Worthy, CPC, OCS To minimize a patient’s financial responsibility when paying for vision care, you should understand when it’s appropriate to bill a medical exam versus a routine vision exam. Knowing the difference, and clearly communicating it to ...
In Coding
Mar 1st, 2009
From A-scans to YAG. By Kim Ross, CPC, OCS, and Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS Remember the pirate’s often-lost wooden eye in “Pirates of the Caribbean?” Or Tom Cruises’ eye transplant in “Minority Report?” Movies showing eye injuries intrigue us. Although it is a challenge to code these incidents, an even greater challenge is correctly coding ...