2017 News

Median Optometrist Salaries Nationwide

2017-07-14 07:12:18 admin

One of the very best strategies to increase revenue per patient is add more medical patients and optimize your compliance and maximize your revenue through accurate coding, billing, and documentation.

With a median pay of $176K, Self-Employed Optometrists make much more than the national average ($100K annually) for those in this field.

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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.

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July 20 Webinar: Improving the Front-Office for Ophthalmology and Optometry

2017-07-12 05:54:34 admin

Join us July 20 2017 for a new topic:  “Improving the Front-Office for Ophthalmology and Optometry.” We’ve been focusing on providers, managers, coders and billers for years. Now it’s time to get the most out of the front-office staff. This Webinar starts at noon CST and is about 50-minutes. All Webinars are recorded so you can watch anytime and as often as you like. It includes:

  1. Working with patients
  2. Scheduling Tips
  3. Taking History
  4. How to obtain and document a valid Chief Complaint
  5. Review of Systems
  6. Updating patient information
  7. Should the front-office take the History of Present Illness (HPI)?
  8. Educate staff and patients on the difference between routine care, a refraction exam and a medical encounter.
  9. Coding and Billing 101
  10. Free billing and insurance webinar
  11. Hire someone who wants to grow and learn about coding and billing.
  12. Over a dozen tasks they can perform in their down-time that will make you money.
  13. Resources
  14. Your Questions

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.

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June 22 Webinar: Diagnostic Tests for Eyecare (update)

2017-06-15 17:27:46 admin

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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May 11: The Top 12 EMR Mistakes most Eyecare Clinics Make

2017-04-27 16:56:35 admin

This Webinar is specifically for Eyecare.  Most managers and providers are under the mistaken notion that their coding and compliance concerns are over once they’ve purchased a certified EMR system.

Nothing could be further from the truth.
In this Webinar we will discuss more than 12 issues that both include and are caused by EMR use. Trust me, your EMR vendor is not going to discourage you from up-coding–that helps pay for the system. And copying information from a previous visit is a time-saver–but is it compliant? This 50-minute Webinar will be held at noon, Central Time, Thursday May 11, and includes:

  1. CC/Presenting Problem
  2.  Mood and Affect/ A+OX3
  3.  Review of Systems (ROS)
  4.  The Problem with Problem Lists
  5.  Identical Exams
  6.  Two additional exam elements specifically for children.
  7.  Medical Decision Making (MDM)
  8.  Pull-down lists for Assessment/Impression
  9.  Medical Necessity (both definitions)
  10.  Matching diagnosis with CPT codes
  11.  Time: Only one Time
  12.  Medicine Section codes 920×2 and 920×4
  13.  Payment versus compliance

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.

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