In Billing
Mar 6th, 2019
Insufficient documentation accounted for more than 77 percent of the 85.2 percent improper payment rate for lenses during last year’s reporting period, according to the 2018 Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Supplemental Improper Payment Data. You can help reduce this staggering error rate by being aware of the national and local coverage policies physicians and non-physician practitioners ...
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 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 ...