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2018 ICD-10 Updates for Ophthalmology and Optometry

2017-07-12 06:16:21 admin

Join us noon CST, July 27 2017 for our early look at the new 2018 ICD-10 code additions, changes, and deletions for optometry and ophthalmology. This Webinar is about 50-minutes. In addition to being recorded (watch anytime) we plan on conducting this same Webinar live in August, September and October. Every Eyecare Office must conduct new code training every year. It includes:

  1. New ICD-10 codes for 2018 for Eyecare
  2. Changes to degenerative myopia
  3. Changes to blindness codes
  4. Changes to low vision codes
  5. Other code changes
  6. Deleted codes
  7. Revised codes
  8. Formal ICD-10 coding training
  9. When two codes are required and not just one.
  10. Disease specificity
  11. Exceptions and “Gotchas”

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. Click on This link to Order EyeCodingForum Services.

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

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Twelve EyeCare ICD-10 Questions to Assess Your Knowledge

2017-01-20 16:28:48 admin

In 2017 every Eyecare clinic needs to up their game in terms of ICD10 coding specificity. Remember, you don’t need to outrun the lion, just the 90% of Eyecare clinics who do not take this seriously. That’s how you become a top ten-percent earner in Eyecare [Optimize  Compliance/Maximize Revenue]

If you work in an optometry or ophthalmology office the following questions below will help you assess your ICD-10 coding and documentation knowledge. These are not basic ICD-10 questions but more representative of how accurate coding can help your practice optimize r compliance and maximize revenue. The answers to the questions below are all in the EyeCodingForum ICD-10 recorded video training course.

Please share these with everyone you know in Eyecare:

  1. How do you report a dense cataract?
  2. How do you report a rule-out of a blowout fracture?
  3. How do you report a nasal or temporal pterygium?
  4. Does blurred vision [H53.8] support medical necessity?
  5. In ICD-10 you cannot report wet or dry ARMD by eye (right or left) [True or false?].
  6. How do you report “uncontrolled diabetes Type II” in ICD-10?
  7. Is degenerative myopia [H44.2*] paid on a medical claim?
  8. Which code categories do not have a bilateral (3) option?
  9. How do you know how to sequence ICD-10 codes on the claim form? [What is a good source of this information?]
  10. How do you report bacterial conjunctivitis?
  11. Is refractive amblyopia [H53.02*] paid on a medical claim?
  12. Can the removal a suture, stent, conjunctival concretion removal be coded as a foreign body removal?

Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC
(901) 517-1705

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Updated 2017 ICD-10 Cheat Sheet for Eyecare Available Now

2016-11-08 21:19:14 admin

This is an updated, 4 1/3 page PDF document. It will be emailed to you as a PDF file. The update is only $25 for those who purchased previously the 4-page ICD-10 coding cheat sheet. It is the fifth option on the purchase form (Under the Order tab)

With all the new codes it just did not fit on 4 pages so I’m offering it as a PDF file and you can print copies for your office (only).

If you are interested you can order the Sept 15 ICD-10 update webinar and the cheat sheet update is included at no extra cost.

Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC


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September 15: New ICD-10 changes for Eyecare

2016-08-11 04:33:49 admin
This 50-minute webinar was recorded on Sep 15 and is now available immediately. It is only $49. The fee is per clinic. You can watch it anytime and as many times as you want. This Webinar will be specific to ophthalmology and optometry (Eyecare).

It has been four years since the last regular annual update to the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 code sets. On October 1, 2016 ICD-10 will include over 1,900 new codes including four significant changes to Eyecare codes as well as 800 newly released 2017 ICD-10 injury codes. We will cover not only codes directly related to Eyecare as well as those peripherally related. Making even a small mistake can lead to significant denials and revenue losses for your practice.

  1. New ICD-10 codes for 2017
  2. Formal ICD-10 coding training
  3. When two codes are required and not just one.
  4. Changes to open-angle glaucoma codes.
  5. Changes to diabetic retinopathy codes
  6. Changes to macular degeneration codes.
  7. Changes to central and branch retinal vein occlusions
  8. Disease specificity
  9. Exceptions and “Gotchas”
  10. Coding accidents and injuries

Be prepared. Don’t let the insurance companies deny your claims and reduce your income. If your coders and providers have not had comprehensive ICD-10 coding training (at least six hours) you will not be able to fix this in just one or two hours after Oct. 1. It takes training, periodic audits, reviews and continued training and monitoring.

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

Click here to Order.

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Priority Question and Answer Service for coding, billing, and documentation questions

2015-10-16 15:05:04 admin

This support service will use a formal Ticket System plus include a  searchable Knowledge-Base (KB), organized by category with hundreds of the most common Eyecare coding and billing questions. The goal is to answer all posted questions within 24 hours. The KB will be available 24X7. Most questions should be answered the same day, during normal business hours (M-F, 8-5).

Until the end of October, you can test out the system below. You can view over 75 of the most common questions in the knowledge-base without creating a user ID.


After Nov 1 if you wish to test the system send us an email on our contact form and we will set you up with a temporary ID. You have a coding question, post it and then you will be notified of a response within 24-48 hours.

This Priority Q and A service is available for only $25 per month or free toall EyeCodingForum:

  1. Site License clients ($499 per year)
  2. ICD-10 Comprehensive Coding Course clients ($275 until Oct 1 2016).

Remember just one paid claim or coding question solved could pay for the service for an entire year.


Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA
Coding Specialist in Eyecare

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