Webinar Bundle: Coding for Ophthalmology and Optometry

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.

Click on this link to Order EyeCodingForum Services.


Oct 20 Webinar: Billing Compliance versus Coding compliance

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

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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Obamacare, Medicare, Eyecare, and why should I care?

This was the topic of our Nov 21 2013 EyeCodingForum Webinar. It is 50 minutes, recorded and available for purchase here.

In all the EyeCodingForum has over 15 recorded Webinars and records a new one every month. Whether you are having difficult with Medicare, medical necessity, denials, modifiers, office visit level, documentation or the new ICD-10 diagnosis codes, we can help.

How will Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) affect my business is one of the top questions optometrists and ophthalmologists ask me every day. This Webinar will be a non-political, neutral, “just give me the facts” review of how changes in Medicare, Obamacare, and Medicaid will affect Eyecare. Take advantage of my years of coding, auditing, and billing experience plus the 20-plus hours it takes to prepare a presentation and save you and your clinic time and money.

In this session we discuss:

Specific provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that impact Eyecare. What might you expect from new patients. Impact on Medicare patients and Medicare in general. Impact on state Medicaid’s. A quick review of the numerous articles and blogs on the Internet and how they relate to coding, documentation, fee-for-service, Medicare guidelines, RVU’s, the conversion factor, managing costs, marketing, clinical training. As you well know, there is a lot of misinformation out there concerning healthcare. The goal here is to get to the facts concerning your day-to-day coding, billing and documentation needs and how everything above impacts your bottom line.

The EyeCodingForum Thu Nov 21, noon CST 50-minute webinar is only $49 or you can order a block of 4 or 8 for $25 each. All Webinars are recorded so you can listen anytime.

The December 12, Thu noon CST 50-minute webinar will cover the new 2014 Eyecare CPT codes and any relevant coding, billing and documentation changes for 2014.

Remember, the comprehensive, six-hour ICD-10 course is still only $225 per office. The price goes to $235 in January 2014. Order now and save plus you get free updates until Oct 1, 2014.

All Webinars and training can be purchased at: http://www.eyecodingforum.com/amember/signup.php

20 Coding Questions most Optometrists cannot answer

Below are 20 questions most optometrists, ophthalmologists (and most coding consultants) won’t be able to answer correctly (most are not simple yes or no answers). Our complete, online course plus our monthly webinars provide accurate and the best answer for the questions below:

  1. Is dilation required for the 92004 and 92014 codes?
  2. What elements are required for the comprehensive exam (920xx)?
  3. How many total elements are available for the exam (astounding how many optometrists don’t know this answer)
  4. What code is used for a routine vision exam?
  5. What is the number one reason one should not report a 92004 or 92014 code?
  6. When will a medical insurance carrier pay on code 92015 if they do not provide refractive coverage?
  7. What is a carrier-specific rule?
  8. Should you use modifiers E1-E4 with epilation?
  9. What is MOD-GY for and is it required?
  10. How do I submit a co-management claim for the cataract surgery for the second eye during the global period of the first?
  11. How do you report the removal of rust rings?
  12. What is an example of an incorrect use of modifier 25?
  13. How is modifier 59 used?
  14. Should I report codes 99050 and 99058?
  15. Which codes are inherently bilateral and where do I find this information?
  16. Which codes are paid 100% on each eye?
  17. Should I use S codes for discounts or a time-of-service discount?
  18. I have 100 denied claims; what would happen if I re-filed all of them without any changes?
  19. What is the main issue with pachymetry?
  20. What are the most common reasons for denials on post-cataract glasses?

We will probably use this list as a future Webinar in 2013.

– Jeff