2018 ICD-10 Updates for Ophthalmology and Optometry

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

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.

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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

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.

www.EyeCodingForum.com
Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA

Mar 23 2017: Reporting and Documenting Office Visits

This is our most popular, the most misunderstood, and the Webinar that will have the most impact on your practice. Whether you’re new to understanding office visits for have attended a dozen of other seminars, you owe it to yourself, your acceptable risk and your bottom line to spend 50 minutes with us and learn everything you’ve never been taught about documenting, selecting, and scoring office visits.

This 50-minute Webinar will be held at noon, Central Time, March 23, and includes:

  1. What exactly is a routine vision exam?
  2. What is required for the 920xx encounters?
  3. What is required for an E & M encounter?
  4. What do over 95% of Eyecare professionals not know about the Intermediate 920×2 codes?
  5. What services/tests are included?
  6. Is dilation required?
  7. Why do Vision Plans combine the refraction service and routine exam?
  8. What are Medicare guidelines for office visits?
  9. Why is medical decision making so important?
  10. Can I use time to determine the level of service?
  11. Can an Optometrist report a 92015 level service?
  12. How do I optimize my office visit level?
  13. Which target audit areas should I be aware of?
  14. When should I report codes S0620 and S0621?
  15. How do RVU’s and the Medicare Allowable compare for 920xx and E & M codes?

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.

 

Twelve EyeCare ICD-10 Questions to Assess Your Knowledge

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
EyeCodingForum.com
(901) 517-1705

Webinar: Jan 26 2017 – HIPAA for Optometry and Ophthalmology Clinic

Join us on Jan 26 2017 for our noon, 50-minute Webinar on HIPAA for the Eyecare office. All Webinars are recorded so you can watch this anytime.

  1. Know how to be compliant with HIPAA regulations in 2017.
  2. Patient privacy protection.
  3. How to avoid incidents, audits, and investigations by HHS.
  4.  How to be prepared for enforcement actions
  5. Risk Analysis and Risk Mitigation planning and execution
  6. Handling Patient Access of PHI properly
  7. Being ready for hacking, Ransomware and responding properly if you’re hit.
  8. How to manage portable devices, e-mail, texting, and encryption in a variety of circumstances.
  9. What is the the HITECH Act?
  10. New rules on the horizon: expected changes to Accounting of Disclosures and 42 CFR Part 2

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Free Basic and Coding Webinar for Ophthalmology and Optometry

The recorded webinar below is our Oct 2016 Coding and Billing for Newbies presentation. It is 60 minutes and for someone completely new to medical billing and coding.  It is hosted on the Webex server and after you click on the link it will download the free .ARF video player the first time and then stream to your PC or Mac. It can be paused or rewound at any time. It does not download to your computer.

If you desire more comprehensive training please look into our Site License option or affordable Coding and Billing Bundles. Individual Webinars are only $49–a fraction of the cost of competing Webinar companies.

Very basic coding, billing, and insurance video training for Optometry and Ophthalmology module.

Just click on the free training module above, sit back and enjoy!

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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Nov 17 Webinar: Analyzing financial ratios for your Eyecare clinic

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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