Coding Connection

Avoid claims denials and keep your patient care efforts financially sound with the insights and expertise of John Rumpakis, OD, MBA, Clinical Coding Editor.

Specificity is the Spice of Life

Not only does each CPT code have a distinct definition—it also reflects the characteristics for a specific procedure.
02/15/2021

New Year, New Rules

Review the latest changes to the coding system so you can start off on the right foot.
01/15/2021

Comanagement Goes Premium

More patients are interested in premium IOLs and advanced refractive techniques. Here’s how you handle the coding.
12/15/2020

New Codes: A Waiting Game

Carriers may not pay yet, but Category III codes are crucial, particularly for a number of new ocular surface procedures
11/15/2020

Telehealth: Friend or Foe?

Temporary changes have made this platform useful, but that might not be the case moving forward.
10/15/2020

Special Rules for Special Lenses

Carriers and contract language dictate how you handle the paperwork for medically necessary contact lenses.
08/15/2020

Coding a Suspect

The rules differ when monitoring a patient who hasn’t converted to glaucoma—yet.
07/15/2020

Don’t Run Afoul of Imaging Rules

Here’s why the CCI edits matter when coding for your high-tech retinal exam.
06/15/2020

Ocular Surface Coding Potpourri

Keep this compendium handy when treating your dry eye patients.
05/15/2020

Minor Procedures, Major Rules

Knowledge of the right coding process is power—and helps you sleep at night.
04/15/2020

Upcoming Events

March 10, 2021

How Eyesight Interlinks with Cognition: Advanced Vision Care from the Retina through the Brain
Location: Virtual Event
Speaker: Solomon Gould, OD, MBA
8:00pm EST
Earn 1 LIVE COPE Credit

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March 19-20, 2021 and June 11-12, 2021

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care Spring & Summer Conference
Location: Virtual Event
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn 24 LIVE COPE Credits 

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April 9-10, 2021

Intrepid Presents: Innovations and Implementations in Practice 
Location: Virtual Event
Program Co-chairs: Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO and John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA
Earn 14 LIVE COPE Credits

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