June 22 Webinar: Diagnostic Tests for Eyecare (update)

Join us June 22 for another of our most popular Webinars. It is an update to our 2014 Webinar with ICD-10 codes, updated Medicare information and the tips and tricks the will help you get paid the first time and every time. Whether you’re a coding and billing novice or a seasoned veteran we guarantee you will learn something new–or your money back. It will be recorded so you can watch it anytime. This Webinar includes:

  1. Modifiers that ensure a clean claim
  2. Small surgical procedures performed in the office
  3. The concept of carrier-specific rules
  4. Bilateral procedures
  5. RVU’s and pricing information
  6. How to document the Interpretation and Report
  7. The top Eyecare Diagnostic procedures:
  8. Fundus Photography 92250
  9. Extended Ophthalmoscopy 92225/92226
  10. Visual Field Exam 9208(1 or 2 and 3)
  11. GDX/OCT/HRT 92133/92134
  12. Therapeutic Contact Lenses 92071 and 92072.
  13. Punctal Plugs (closure by plug) 68761
  14. Vision Therapy Services (92065)
  15. Corneal Topography 92025
  16. Pachymetry, corneal (US) 76514
  17. VEP (Visual Evoked Potentials)

Click on This link to Order EyeCodingForum Services. This Webinar is $49 or buy a block of 4 for $149; or purchase the Site License (over 40 Webinars plus the next 12 Webinars for a full year) for only $499. All Webinars are recorded so you can watch anytime and as often as you like. They are streaming video.

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Oct 20 Webinar: Billing Compliance versus Coding compliance

We will offer two webinars in October. The fifty-minute Webinar is Thursday, October 20, 2016, and is great for intermediate to advanced coders and billers. Ideally it should be viewed by both the coding and billing staff. This webinar will review:

  1. Who can audit you
  2. Billing Compliance and revenue
  3. What is a pure coder?
  4. Reporting small procedures with an office visit
  5. Linking a refraction exam to a medical diagnosis
  6. Carrier tips
  7. Carrier-Specific Rules
  8. Red flags: coding versus billing
  9. Key revenue concepts
  10. Medical necessity
  11. Case study
  12. Billing compliance outline
  13. Resources for additional information.
  14. Your questions

This Webinar is $49 or buy a block of 4 for $99; it is included with the Site License (all Webinars and ICD-10 updates for a full year) for only $499. All Webinars are recorded so you can watch anytime and as often as you like.

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Aug. 18 Webinar: Coding and Billing for post-cataract glasses

This 50-minute webinar will be held noon central time on Thursday,  Aug 18. It is only $49 and will be recorded so you can watch it anytime. This Webinar will be specific to ophthalmology and optometry (Eyecare).

This webinar will include numerous rules and guidelines concerning reporting services to the DME-MAC, or durable medical equipment, Medicare administrative contractor. It will cover eyeglasses, contacts and prosthetic eyes. This unique niche is either loved or hated by Eyecare professionals. Many have given up due to the increased paperwork and complexity. However, it is a valuable niche market if you have an optician or sales staff that is comfortable upselling patients on additional features.  This is an updated 2016 version from the EyeCodingForum comprehensive billing and coding course. In this webinar you will learn:

  1. What is DME-MAC?
  2. Basic reporting guidelines
  3. Specific HCPC codes
  4. How to streamline the process
  5. Upselling
  6. Marketing your services
  7. Carrier-specific rules
  8. DME-MAC modifiers
  9. Other supplies
  10. Tying it all together

This Webinar is included in our Site License or order a bundle of four for a 50 % discount. If you have any questions please be sure to send them to us beforehand: jeff@eyecodingforum.com

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May 19 Webinar: Winning Carrier Appeals the First Time

This 50-minute webinar will be held noon central time on Thursday,  May 19. It is only $49 and will be recorded so you can watch it anytime. This Webinar will be specific to ophthalmology and optometry (Eyecare). It will include:

  1. Most common reason claims are denied
  2. Top Ten Medicare Part-B reasons
  3. Sample Denial letters
  4. Appeal Steps
  5. Get Organized before you call
  6. Identify the Carrier / Gather the manual or LCD.
  7. Is this a non-covered service?
  8. Is pre-authorization always required?
  9. ICD-10 Linking
  10. NCCI Edit?
  11. Correct Modifier?
  12. Is this a Carrier-Specific Rule?
  13. Is this worth appealing? Can you win?
  14. Contacting the carrier
  15. Appeal as many times (levels) as necessary to get paid.
  16. The art of appealing a denied claim.

This Webinar is included in our Site License or order a bundle of four for a 50 % discount. If you have any questions please be sure to send them to us beforehand: jeff@eyecodingforum.com

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April 21Webinar: Understanding Medicare Advantage and Eyecare

This 50-minute webinar will be held on Thursday, April 21, at noon central time. It is only $49 and will be recorded so you can watch it anytime.

This Webinar will be specific to ophthalmology and optometry (Eyecare). It will include:

  1. Overview of the Medicare Advantage (Part-C) program
  2. How is it the same as Part-B?
  3. How is it different from Part-B?
  4. Who are the specific vendors?
  5. What is a “carrier-specific” rule?
  6. How can I get paid the first time, every time?
  7. How do I appeal?
  8. Specific Eyecare CPT codes
  9. And of course Your Questions

If you have any questions please be sure to send them to me beforehand: jeff@eyecodingforum.com

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Maximizing Revenue through Accurate Coding, Billing, Documentation, and Compliance

This Webinar is recorded and if you can watch it anytime, anywhere. If you select just one, this should be it. Note that it does assume a basic knowledge of concepts and guidelines. If you discover you need additional training, select our Beginner Bundle of Webinars (only $125) on our Order Form.

1. Documenting and reporting 920xx codes

2. Documenting and scoring E & M office visits

3. Know how to score MDM.

4. Updating your fee schedule. Understanding RVU’s

5. Understanding medical necessity

6. Medicare Guidelines and Tips

7. Learn how to appeal denied claims.

8. Reporting optimal levels (audit-proofing your clinic)

9. Knowing information not in the CPT manual (e.g., unilateral vs bilateral codes)

10. Work screenings for high-risk drugs

11. Niche markets: psychiatric, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics

12. How to document the Interpretation and Report for diagnostic tests

13. A little something extra on ICD-10 (Appendix)

ICD-10 Coding for Optometry

The EyeCodingForum specializes in ICD-10 coding for optometry and ophthalmology. We provide onsite, live, and recorded training for hundreds of ICD-10 codes specific to eyecare. In particular there will be new coding guidelines for diabetic retinopathies, glaucoma, and injuries. Missing just one code could cost you thousands.

In addition, we provide quick, affordable conversion of all your ICD-9 codes to ICD-10. Just send us your current list of ICD-10 codes in either ASCII or excel format (it must be computer readable).

Contact us now for more information.

Jan 22 2015 Webinar: Setting Fees for Eyecare Services

The noon, central time, Thursday, January 22, 50-minute Webinar will cover pricing and setting fees for your services specifically for Eyecare. Click here to OrderWe will cover a host of topics including:

  1. Fee schedules
  2. Medicare PFSRVU database
  3. Relative Value Units (RVU’s)
  4. Competition
  5. Self-pay
  6. Discounts
  7. Strategies for setting fees
  8. Vision Plans
  9. Medical Insurance
  10. What exactly is “casino insurance?”
  11. Your Questions !

The Webinar is only $49.00 or purchase a block of 4 Webinars for only $99. You can choose any recorded or new Webinar. At only $25 per webinar just one tip could return your investment in just one week! Click here to learn more about our services.

All Webinars are recorded and can be viewed anytime. We currently have a library of over 30. This fee is per clinic, not per person. Click on this link to Order EyeCodingForum Services.

Also, it’s time to resume your ICD-10 training for Eyecare. Sign up with the EyeCodingForum now and you will have access to the six-hour online ICD-10 training videos until Oct. 1 2015 plus free webinars.

 

Does the chief complaint “lock you in?”

This is from a national Medicare Regulations and Guidance Transmittal dated August 8 2014. [The original link is here].

I’ve been asked, many times over the years, regarding the guidelines concerning the chief complaint for an Evaluation and Management office visit. While the specific example below does not refer to Eyecare, it is an official position on whether the provider can use a confirmed diagnosis when the patient presents with only signs and symptoms. The text is below:

“For outpatient claims, providers report the full diagnosis code for the diagnosis shown to be chiefly responsible for the outpatient services. For instance, if a patient is seen on an outpatient basis for an evaluation of a symptom (e.g., cough) for which a definitive diagnosis is not made, the symptom is reported.  If, during the course of the outpatient evaluation and treatment, a definitive diagnosis is made (e.g., acute bronchitis), the definitive diagnosis is reported.”


Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, CPC-H, MBA
EyeCodingForum.com
jeff@eyecodingforum.com

Webinar Bundle – Beginner

This group of 50-minute Webinars is suitable for a beginner to intermediate coder/biller in an optometrist or ophthalmologist office. You can watch the videos in any order.

  1. Oct 2016: Basics of coding, billing, and insurance
  2. March 2014 Over 35 key concepts every provider, coder, and biller must know
  3. NOV Optometry Coding and Billing Basics with examples-
  4. April 17 2014 How to document and report office visits
  5. SEP 2012: Fee Ticket Review Optometry
  6. June 19 2014: Top documentation errors
  7. July 2013: Eyecare Diagnostic Procedures
  8. June 2013: 20 Common Coding Questions
  9. Sep 2016: 2017 ICD-10 Updates for Eyecare
  10. Dec 2016: New Everything for Eyecare – 2017: CPT, Medicare, HCPCs and more

All recorded videos are by clinic for up to 10 providers, they can be watched as often as you like. They are about 50 minutes and can be paused and rewound. They are streaming Webinars on the WebEx server. After you purchase the Bundle you will see a link in your subscription area with the list above.

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