Coding

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

A Simpler Way to Code Office Encounters

A major update coming in January will finally make things much easier.
10/15/2020

Telehealth: Friend or Foe?

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

Tighten Your Testing Protocols to Pass an Audit

Be scrupulous in your choices and make sure you document what’s medically necessary.
09/15/2020

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

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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