This is a one-page form with a focus on unspecified disease codes. If your goal is to avoid denials, increase your medical claims, and report codes specifically and accurately, I do not recommend using this form. We have a better form, but it’s four pages, not one. This form is more what not to code than what to code.
If you want to avoid losing reimbursement after Oct 1, 2015, we recommend:
- At least six hours training on the new ICD-10 codes for both staff and providers.
- Converting all your current ICD-9 code set to ICD-10.
- Or order the $150 sample 4-page Eyecare Form. You can also customize it. Click on the link above for details.
If you are having difficulty getting the doctors to report codes more specifically, or your clinic reports less than 10% medical claims, this form might even work for you with minor modifications.
You can share this form with your friends but be sure to inform them that it’s not a recommended list but a training and education tool. It will help you identify GAPS in your current documentation, code set, and training. If you plan on converting your codes do not delay. The EyeCodingForum staff will be very busy the last three months before October 1, 2015.
Fee ticket cheat sheet ICD-10 codes for optometry and ophthalmology
Form highlights (actually more like low-lights…):
- Why is this cheat sheet so bad?
- How many unspecific codes can you find?
- Numerous unspecific disease codes
- Unspecified eyes (waste of space)
- Unspecified stage (waste of space)
- Hundreds of conditions missing (specificity)
- No coding guidelines or instructions. (need training)
- Unspecific glaucoma codes
- Unspecific cataract codes
- Missing Type I DM codes
- Only 2 Type II DM codes
- No diabetic retinopathy codes (12 per type)
- Glaucoma codes alone are a full two pages
- *Codes in bold do not have a more specific code
Remember that reporting an unspecific disease code indicates your provider does not know what is wrong with the patient.
Overall, the specificity of your reported codes should be improved with ICD-10 implementation.
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