In CMS
Jul 12th, 2018
What eye services will Medicare cover and how was recently clarified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). What Does Medicare Actually Cover? Medicare Part B doesn’t normally cover normal services like exams and glasses, but it will cover services treated illness or injury. There are three requirements for coverage: They must fall within ...
In Billing
Jan 20th, 2017
January is Glaucoma Awareness month. This is a good time to remind patients that this disease has no symptoms in its early stages. If detected through preventive screening, however, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often be prevented, according to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP). Who’s at Risk? Medicare ...
Laterality and stage of condition are key areas to keep an eye on in physician documentation. More than 3 million people in the United States suffer from glaucoma. The disease is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. It’s incurable, and vision lost cannot be regained; however, medication and surgical procedures can halt the loss of vision. ...
In Coding
Apr 18th, 2016
Excessive pressure from fluid in the eye can lead to a hypertensive condition called glaucoma. When ocular pressure rises, pathological changes occur that can damage vision. The fluid in the front of the eye flows through an anatomical pathway. If this pathway is blocked, pressure against blood vessels can cut off blood to the eye, ...
In Coding
Jul 13th, 2012
Just six months into 2012 and already over 16 million people with original Medicare have received at least one preventive service at no cost to them, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced July 10. If last year is any indication, that number will double by the end of the ...