Google AI can predict heart disease by looking at pictures of the retina

Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY Published 11:00 a.m. ET Feb. 19, 2018 | Updated 11:03 a.m. ET Feb. 19, 2018

I can look into your eyes to see straight to your heart.

It may sound like a sappy sentiment from a Hallmark card. Essentially though, that’s what researchers at Google did in applying artificial intelligence  to predict something deadly serious: the likelihood that a patient will suffer a heart attack or stroke. The researchers made such determinations by examining images of the patient’s retina.

Google, which is presenting its findings Monday in Nature Biomedical Engineering, an online medical journal, says that such a method is as accurate as predicting cardiovascular disease through more invasive measures that involve sticking a needle in a patient’s arm.

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August 24 EyeCodingForum Webinar: Medicare for Eyecare

This noon, Central Time, 50-minute Webinar will focus on everything related to Medicare for both optometry and ophthalmology. Click here to order EyeCodingForum Services.  It will be recorded so you can view it anytime. It is an update to our July 2014 Webinar. Medicare is your most important insurance carrier. This is a valuable investment of an hour of your time. We will discuss:

  1. Common diagnostic procedures
  2. The Basics (LCDs, E & M Guidelines, Incident-To Rules)
  3. How to work with Medicare
  4. How Medicare Advantage is different.
  5. Why Medicare is not just one, single agency (jurisdictions)
  6. Co-Management
  7. Understand carrier-specific rules
  8. Office visits (both E & M and 920xx codes)
  9. Documentation requirements
  10. How to  appeal denied claims
  11. Improving your ICD-10 coding.

Nationally, about 75 to 85% of Medicare rules and guidelines are the same. However, there are 12 Jurisdictions in the United States and each one has slightly different rules. Our goal will be to provide both a sound foundation and provide new information from all of them and help you get paid correctly, the first time.

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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)

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Apr 20 2017: Understanding How Medical Necessity impacts E & M level

This is an intermediate to advanced Webinar and we’ve also included the 50-minute, Scoring MDM for E & M visits Webinar at no additional cost. So it’s a two-for-one and essential for those wishing to optimize their compliance and maximize their revenue. If you’re the best provider in your area and see older, sicker patients, don’t miss this Webinar.

This definition of Medical Necessity is different from the billing version ! The official document explaining Medical Necessity from Medicare is from 2015, therefore this will be new information for most coders, billers, and especially providers. For maximum benefit you should already know:

  1. How to document, score and report office visits
  2. How to document and score Medical Decision Making (MDM) for E & M visits.
  3. The EyeCodingForum Scoring MDM Webinar is included. Please review the recorded video before attending this Webinar.

This 50-minute Webinar will be held at noon, Central Time, April 20. It will be recorded so you can watch anytime as often as you like.

Not understanding Medical Necessity could cause you to either make or lose thousands per year–particularly if you see older, sicker patients. It is especially important to ophthalmologists and retinal doctors. There are very few Webinars on this topic–even fewer good ones. It requires for the coder to have an in-depth knowledge of your speciality disease states and their severity. Medical Necessity creates a huge gray area concerning high level code selection. In this webinar we will cover:

  1. Medical Decision Making (MDM)
  2. MDM Scoring System
  3. Why is Medical Necessity More important than MDM?
  4. The two definitions of Medical Necessity
  5. CPT version
  6. The AMA Perspective
  7. Medicare Guidelines
  8. Ways to determine Medical Necessity
  9. The Problem with Problem Lists
  10. The concept of Peer Review
  11. The concept of the 50/50 Rule (of auditing)
  12. Gray Areas

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2017 Webinar List for Ophthalmology and Optometry

Below is a tentative list of EyeCodingforum.com coding, billing, compliance, and documentation Webinars for Eyecare. Please contact us at ecf@eyecodingforum.com if you have any questions or requests.

1 2017 Jan 26 2017: HIPAA for Eyecare
2 2017 Feb 16: How MIPS will impact Eyecare Revenue
3 2017 Mar 23: Reporting and Documenting Office visits [Update]
4 2017 Apr 20: Understanding how Medical Necessity impacts E & M level
5 2017 May: The top 12 EMR mistakes every Eyecare Clinic Makes
6 2017 Jun 22: Eyecare Diagnostic Procedures [Update]
7 2017 Jul 20: Front Office Tips and Tricks for Eyecare
8 2017 Aug 24: Medicare [Update July 2014]
9 2017 Sep 14: Over 40 Key Concepts with examples [Update Feb 2014]
10 2017 Oct 5: ICD-10 updates for 2018
11 2017 Nov 16: Marketing to Medical Patients [Update Dec 2012]
12 2017 Dec 7: CPT Updates and more for 2018

 

 

 

Webinar Bundle: Optimizing Compliance and Maximizing Revenue for Ophthalmology and Optometry

This bundle matches my latest live seminar of the same name. In addition to eight modules we include at no additional cost, 35 Coding and Billing Concepts everyone Should Know and our Newbie Coding And Billing Module for Eyecare.

  1. March 2014 Over 35 Key Concepts Every Provider, Coder, and Biller Must Know
  2. Jan 2016 Coding Compliance for Eyecare (Part 1)
  3. Feb 2016 Coding Compliance for Eyecare (Part 2)
  4. July 2016 Advanced ICD-10 Training
  5. April 17 2014 How to Document and Report Office Visits
  6. July 2013: Eyecare Diagnostic Procedures
  7. Nov 2015 Maximizing Revenue
  8. Oct 2016: Billing Compliance Vs Coding Compliance
  9. Dec 2016: New Everything for Eyecare – 2017: CPT, Medicare, HCPCS and More
  10. Oct 2016: Basics of Coding, Billing, and Insurance [Free To Everyone]

All recorded videos are by clinic for up to 10 providers, they can be watched as often as you like. They are about 50 minutes and can be paused and rewound like any video. They are streaming Webinars on the WebEx server. After you purchase the Bundle you will see a link in your subscription area with the list above.

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This bundle focuses on coding topics. In addition to eight modules we include at no additional cost, 35 Coding and Billing Concepts everyone Should Know and our Newbie Coding And Billing Module for Eyecare.

  1. March 2014 Over 35 Key Concepts Every Provider, Coder, and Biller Must Know
  2. July 2013: Eyecare Diagnostic Procedures
  3. April 17 2014 How to Document and Report Office Visits
  4. July 2015: Using Modifiers in Eyecare
  5. May 29 2014 Scoring Medical Decision Making For E & M Encounters
  6. June 19 2014: Top Documentation Errors
  7. Oct 2016: Basics of Coding, Billing, and Insurance
  8. Dec 2016: New Everything for Eyecare – 2017: CPT, Medicare, HCPCS and More
  9. Feb 27 2014: Screening and Non-Eye Diseases Eyecodingforum Webinar-
  10. May 23 2013: Auditing Your Internal Progress Notes

All recorded videos are by clinic for up to 10 providers, they can be watched as often as you like. They are about 50 minutes and can be paused and rewound like any video. They are streaming Webinars on the WebEx server. After you purchase the Bundle you will see a link in your subscription area with the list above.

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This Bundle focuses on billing for Eyecare.

  1. Dec 2016: New Everything for Eyecare – 2017: CPT, Medicare, HCPCS and More
  2. March 2014 Over 35 Key Concepts Every Provider, Coder, and Biller Must Know
  3. Jan 2015 Establishing Fees for Services
  4. June 2016 Medical Necessity
  5. May 2016 Winning Carrier Appeals
  6. Apr 2016 Medicare Advantage
  7. Aug 28 2014 Coding For Medicaid
  8. July 30 2014 Medicare for Eyecare
  9. Oct 2016: Basics of Coding, Billing, and Insurance
  10. Nov 2015 Maximizing Revenue for Ophthalmology and Optometry

In addition to eight billing-related modules, we include the basic coding, billing and insurance module and the 2017 CPT updates module at no additional cost.

All recorded videos are by clinic for up to 10 providers. They can be watched as often as you like. Every year older modules will be updated. They are about 50 minutes each and can be paused and rewound like any video. They are streaming Webinars on the WebEx server. After you purchase the Bundle you will see a link in your subscription area with the list above.

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