Sep 1st, 2013
Coding diagnostic ophthalmological procedures requires a clear focus on anatomy. By Nancy Clark, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I Numerous tests assist ophthalmologists and optometrists in diagnosing and treating eye diseases. Understanding these procedures will enable you to identify medical necessity. Let’s review several of the more common diagnostic procedures and explore their coding. Extended Ophthalmos...
Mar 1st, 2013
Both general ophthalmological services (92002-92014) and evaluation and management (E/M) codes (99201-99215) describe office visits for new or established patients. So, when should you apply the ophthalmological services codes rather than the E/M codes? Generally speaking, ophthalmology services codes focus entirely upon the eye. If the provider is strictly evaluating eye function, report an appro...
Jan 1st, 2013
By Jillian Harrington, MHA, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCS-P Use this year’s OIG Work Plan to control risk and keep physician compliance programs healthy. When preparing to close out one calendar year and move to the next, it’s important to review your Medicare compliance efforts. A comprehensive auditing and monitoring program is crucial to yearly compliance ...
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Feb 11th, 2011
Effective for services rendered on or after Feb. 1, NHIC, Corp. will allow no greater than two units of HCPCS Level II code J9035 Injection, bevacizumab, 10 mg per patient per date of service. This accommodates right and left eyes being treated on the same date of service. Literature indicates, however, that the anticipated dosage is ...