Updated 2017 ICD-10 Cheat Sheet for Eyecare Available Now

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

 

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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September 15: New ICD-10 changes for Eyecare

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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May 19 Webinar: Winning Carrier Appeals the First Time

This 50-minute webinar will be held noon central time on Thursday,  May 19. It is only $49 and will be recorded so you can watch it anytime. This Webinar will be specific to ophthalmology and optometry (Eyecare). It will include:

  1. Most common reason claims are denied
  2. Top Ten Medicare Part-B reasons
  3. Sample Denial letters
  4. Appeal Steps
  5. Get Organized before you call
  6. Identify the Carrier / Gather the manual or LCD.
  7. Is this a non-covered service?
  8. Is pre-authorization always required?
  9. ICD-10 Linking
  10. NCCI Edit?
  11. Correct Modifier?
  12. Is this a Carrier-Specific Rule?
  13. Is this worth appealing? Can you win?
  14. Contacting the carrier
  15. Appeal as many times (levels) as necessary to get paid.
  16. The art of appealing a denied claim.

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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April 21Webinar: Understanding Medicare Advantage and Eyecare

This 50-minute webinar will be held on Thursday, April 21, at noon central time. It is only $49 and will be recorded so you can watch it anytime.

This Webinar will be specific to ophthalmology and optometry (Eyecare). It will include:

  1. Overview of the Medicare Advantage (Part-C) program
  2. How is it the same as Part-B?
  3. How is it different from Part-B?
  4. Who are the specific vendors?
  5. What is a “carrier-specific” rule?
  6. How can I get paid the first time, every time?
  7. How do I appeal?
  8. Specific Eyecare CPT codes
  9. And of course Your Questions

If you have any questions please be sure to send them to me beforehand: jeff@eyecodingforum.com

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Mar 24 Everything Not in the CPT or ICD-10 Manual

This webinar is specifically for Eyecare and covers the following:

  1. The PFSRVU database
  2. RVUS
  3. Professional versus Technical component
  4. E & M RVU’s versus 920xx codes
  5. Bilateral surgery modifier
  6. Other surgery flags
  7. NCCI Edits
  8. Global Days
  9. Local Coverage Determination
  10. Medical Necessity
  11. Medicare Modifiers
  12. Eye Exam elements
  13. Other Issues
  14. AHA ICD-10 Coding Guidelines for 2016

Click here to Order. All Webinars are recorded and watched anytime.

Feb 18 Webinar: Coding Compliance for Eyecare Part II

Next Webinar:  Thursday, February 18, 2016: Compliance for Eyecare Part II.

All Webinars are at noon, central time and recorded. You can watch anytime. We had so much additional information from the January webinar that we decided to conduct another Compliance Webinar–Part II.

We may even have a third compliance webinar. We will see. If you have never attended an EyeCodingForum Webinar before this series should be your first. It is definitely worth a few hours of your time.  Click Here to Order the Webinar Now.

In Coding Compliance for Eyecare, Part II we will cover:

  1. Cloned Notes and EMR
  2. Medical Decision Making (MDM) for E & M encounters
  3. Miscellaneous Concepts
  4. Insurance carriers
  5. What is a routine vision exam?
  6. Interpretation and Report
  7. Select diagnostic procedures
  8. Analyzing weighted averages
  9. Screenings
  10. Screening for Plaquenil and other drugs
  11. Obstacles to Compliance
  12. Information not in the CPT manual
  13. Bonus: example of ICD-10 specificity: Prepare for Oct 1 2016

Remember that Part I, below was recorded so you can watch it anytime. I highly recommend this compliance series. You can select both for only $90 on the order form.

  1. Basic concepts of coding compliance with an emphasis on Eyecare issues.
  2. Specific examples and areas to focus on.
  3. Office visits
  4. Diagnostic tests
  5. Surgical procedures
  6. Performing a weighted-average analysis of top services
  7. The audit/train/audit feedback loop.
  8. The 12 top compliance errors.
  9. Why baseline training for the staff and providers is necessary.
  10. The features of a good coding compliance plan.
  11. A review of an actual coding compliance plan.
  12. Why implementing good compliance measures will take far less time than you think.
  13. The concept of risk assessment and how much risk your clinic wants to assume.
  14. How improving compliance will improve your bottom line.
  15. And of course your questions.

Click Here to Order the Webinar Now.

Each Webinar is $49 or buy a block of 4 for $99; they are included with the Site License (over 40 Webinars and ICD-10 updates for a full year) for only $499. Click here for a list of available Webinars.

The EyeCodingForum.com’s Coding Compliance Plan for Eyecare ($200) will not be included with this $49 Webinar. However, all participants will have the option of purchasing it for 1/2 price ($100). This 38-page plan would cost you well over $1,000 from any large consulting firm. It represents about a week’s worth of research.

Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA

EyeCodingForum Consultant

Jan 28 Webinar – Coding Compliance for optometry and ophthalmology

This EyeCodingForum Webinar was on ThursdayJanuary 28, noon central time, fifty-minutes. It is now recorded so you can watch it anytime.

This is an updated version and consolidation of numerous Webinars we have conducted in the past. But it is the first one focused entirely on coding compliance for optometry and ophthalmology. In my 20-plus years of consulting this is the one topic most organizations allow to slip through the cracks–plus it is the most difficult to implement internally because you must be strict with the doctors and there is often pushback.

We will cover:

  1. Basic concepts of coding compliance with an emphasis on Eyecare issues.
  2. Specific examples and areas to focus on.
  3. Office visits
  4. Diagnostic tests
  5. Surgical procedures
  6. Performing a weighted-average analysis of top services
  7. The audit/train/audit feedback loop.
  8. The 12 top compliance errors.
  9. Why baseline training for the staff and providers is necessary.
  10. The features of a good coding compliance plan.
  11. A review of an actual coding compliance plan.
  12. Why implementing good compliance measures will take far less time than you think.
  13. The concept of risk assessment and how much risk your clinic wants to assume.
  14. How improving compliance will improve your bottom line.
  15. And of course your questions.

Click Here to Order the Webinar Now.

Each Webinar is $49 or buy a block of 4 for $99; they are included with the Site License (over 44 Webinars and ICD-10 updates for a full year) for only $499. Click here for a list of available Webinars.

 

Meaningful Use and Coding Compliance

Meaningful Use and Coding Compliance, Thu, Nov 19, 2015, noon central time, fifty-minutes.

This will be a detailed look at meaningful use from an experienced Eyecare auditor and certified coder.

  1. Is Meaningful Use Attestation the same as being compliant?
  2. Does using an EMR ensure your documentation will pass a coding audit?
  3. How do you know?

Have you ever asked the difficult questions?

I have–and the answers will surprise you.

Click on the Order Tab, order a block of four, or with our Site License option receive this Webinar, access to all recorded Webinars (over 40) plus new Webinars for a full twelve months.

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

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.

http://eyecodingforum.com/codingsupport/

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.

Thanks

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