2016 News

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

2016-09-23 07:14:24 admin

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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Nov 17 Webinar: Analyzing financial ratios for your Eyecare clinic

2016-09-23 07:06:46 admin

The fifty-minute Webinar is Thursday, November 17, 2016, and ideal for new practice managers who do not have formal training in finance and want to learn more about ratio analysis and billers who someday may want to run an Eyecare practice.

We will discuss the value of analyzing key financial ratios relevant to a medical practice. Instructor Jeffrey Restuccio has an MBA in Finance from the University of Memphis and has worked with medical practices for over 20 years. The goal will be to introduce to those new to accounting and finance the basic concepts and the value of monthly analysis of key measures.

  1. Basic medical practice accounting concepts
  2. Ratio analysis
  3. What do they mean?
  4. Why do I care?
  5. Reading in between the numbers
  6. How does it relate to coding and billing?
  7. Why all coders and billers should understand basic financial concepts.
  8. The revenue cycle

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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Oct 20 Webinar: Billing Compliance versus Coding compliance

2016-09-23 07:03:40 admin

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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Oct 13 Webinar: Coding, Billing and Insurance for beginners

2016-09-23 06:58:53 admin

We will offer two webinars in October. This fifty-minute Webinar is Thursday, October 13, 2016, and is half price (only $25) for all those new to coding and billing.  It assumes that you have never filed a claim before and reviews the very basics such a filling out the CMS-1500 form, what are CPT, ICD-10 and HCPC codes and what’s the difference between a vision plan, Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance carriers and more. This Webinar would be ideal for someone with no experience in medical billing and coding. This is only an introduction with numerous resources for additional research. This webinar will review:

  1. The very basics
  2. Basic coding concepts
  3. Basic billing concepts
  4. Basic insurance concepts
  5. Key basic concepts
  6. How to fill out a claim form.
  7. Front office versus the back office
  8. How Eyecare is unique
  9. What is credentialing?
  10. Resources for additional information.
  11. 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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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

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