The Ultimate Compendium of Coding and Billing Advice for Eyecare

The Ultimate Compendium of Coding, Billing, and Documentation Advice For Ophthalmologists and Optometrists:  2018 Edition 

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The Ultimate Compendium of Coding, Billing, and Documentation Advice for Eyecare

 

Author: Jeffrey P. Restuccio, CPC, COC, Medical Coding and Billing Consultant

  1. Suitable for any level, beginner to advanced.
  2. Over 250 pages, Softbound
  3. $225 updated every year (discounts for multiple and school purchases).
  4. One-hundred coding, billing and documentation concepts every Eyecare professional “must know.”
  5. Over a dozen CMS-1500 actual coding examples.
  6. Tips and advice from over 20 years of teaching coding and billing (as well as over 10,000 chart audits).
  7. Key topics of focus include: office visits, vision plans, the routine vision exam, comparing and contrasting E & M codes versus the Medicine Section codes (920xx), diagnostic tests, compliance, maximizing revenue, and dozens of real-world tips and “gotchas.”
  8. Includes 125 test questions to reinforce learning.
  9. Includes an Index

To Order select the ORDER tab on the EyeCodingForum website and select the manual option.

After ten years of providing coding and billing training to Eyecare professionals, the EyeCodingForum.com is pleased to offer the Ultimate Compendium of Coding, Billing, and Documentation Advice for Ophthalmologists and Optometrists.
I know that’ a mouthful, but for one, it’s not your average coding and billing manual; at over 250 pages, it’s jam-packed with:

  1. Over 100 key coding, billing, and documentation concepts every coder, biller, and provider must know. This information alone is worth the price of the manual.
  2. A detailed explanation of how to document and report office visit codes 992xx and 920xx.
  3. The most common diagnostic and surgical procedures performed in the office.
  4. Dozens claim form examples for modifiers, office visits, medical necessity linking, and diagnostic and surgical procedures.
  5. Dozens of real-world coding and billing tips and a review of the gray areas rarely discussed by coding and billing experts.
  6. A focus on how to optimize compliance and maximize revenue; that’s the name of Jeff’s current live, national seminar (also available online).

The medium income for Optometrists is around $100K per year. Top performers earn much more–as much as $187,000 per year. That difference, $7,260 per month, $1,740 per week requires knowing how to compliantly and accurately report medical services. The top performers have been attending Jeff’s live seminars since 2007. Investing $225 and about 8 hours of your time will save and make you thousands. And that could be per week.

This manual was developed to be used as either stand-alone training or as a complement to over 40-hours of recorded training Webinars on the EyeCodingForum.com website.
Author Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, a certified coder and recognized as one of the leading coding and billing consultants in Eyecare. Since 2007 he has taught over 350 live seminars, dozens of Webinars, and audited over 10,000 medical records. He has been providing coder certification training for over 20 years.

Click on the link below to download the Table of Contents, sample pages and a 25 question quiz.

The EyeCodingForum Ultimate Compendium

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.

Click here for a list of all available EyeCare Coding and Billing Webinars.

Dec 6 Tues: New Everything for Eyecare – 2017: CPT, Medicare, HCPCs and more

The fifty-minute Webinar is Tuesday, December 6, 2016, (not the usual Thursday) and it will save you between 8-15 hours. How valuable is your time? We conduct new code updates–specifically for Eyecare–every year, and this is one of our most popular Webinars so be sure to order early. We may record it early if the number of attendees exceeds our maximum login limit. This webinar is taught by Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, an Eyecare coding and billing expert with hundreds of hours of experience. Remember, you must use all new CPT codes on Jan 1 2017 and after. ICD-10 updates were covered in the Sep 15 2016 Webinar. This webinar will review:

  1. CPT code updates for 2017 (effective Jan 2017)
  2. Level III CPT code updates and changes
  3. Why they’ve changed
  4. How to apply the new codes,
  5. What should be documented to support them.
  6. Medicare updates
  7. NCCI edits
  8. RVU updates
  9. Modifier changes
  10. Local Coverage Determination Updates (Medicare)
  11. 2017 OIG Workplan
  12. Other late-breaking topics
  13. 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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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)

2016 CPT, HCPC, ICD-10, Medicare, Medicaid updates for Ophthalmology and Optometry

The fifty-minute Webinar is Thursday, December 10, 2015, and it will save you between 8-15 hours. How valuable is your time? Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC is an Eyecare coding expert with hundreds of hours of experience in coding and billing exclusively for Eyecare. This webinar will review:

  1. CPT code updates
  2. Level III CPT code updates and changes
  3. Why they’ve changed
  4. How to apply the new codes,
  5. What should be documented to support them.
  6. NCCI edits
  7. RVU updates
  8. Modifier changes
  9. Medicare updates
  10. Local Coverage Determination Updates (Medicare)
  11. 2016 OIG Workplan
  12. 2016 ICD-10 Guidelines updates

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.

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 – Advanced

This group of six 50-minute Webinars is suitable for an intermediate to advanced coder/biller in an optometrist or ophthalmologist office. The list price for all six Webinars is $294 ($49 each). For a limited time only, the price is $149. That is nearly six hours of training, a per-clinic fee (not per person), plus you can watch anytime and multiple times.

  1. May 2014 Documenting and Scoring Medical Decision Making
  2. FEB 2014: EyeCare screenings for other diseases, high-risk drugs, and medical necessity.
  3. May 2013: Online, interactive audit of office visit notes (92014, 99214, 99203 and more).
  4. DEC 2012: Marketing to medical patients in 2013.
  5. AUG 2012: How to Audit-Proof your Optometry Practice Webinar
  6. JUL 2012: Winning Optometry Appeals Webinar.

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Dec 12 New CPT codes for Ophthalmology and Optometry for 2014 Webinar

This EyeCodingForum Webinar is Thursday, noon, Central Time, and 50 minutes. Like all EyeCodingForum.com Webinars it will be recorded so you can listen and view it anytime.

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