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.

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

A Critical Update For Telehealth In Response To COVID-19

The healthcare crisis has led to an emergency response and waiving of rules to provide remote services to your patients.
03/20/2020

Spring—and Pollen—is in the Air

Are you ready for ocular allergy season? New testing could make it a breeze.
03/15/2020

The Future of Case Histories

Recent and upcoming changes in how you take these can make you more efficient.
02/15/2020

It’s Time For a Reboot

The new year is the best time to make sure your medical record-keeping practices have a solid foundation.
01/15/2020

Changes Afoot For Retinal Exams

Be on the lookout for these new codes and definitions in 2020.
12/15/2019

Upcoming Events

September 22, 2020

Beyond Refraction: Contoured Prism Correction for Symptomatic Headache, Neck Tension and Digital Eye Strain
Location: Virtual Event
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
8:00pm EST
Earn 1 LIVE COPE Credit

Register here

September 24, 2020

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients With Diabetic Retinal Disease: Early Detection, Monitoring, and Timely Referral
Speakers: Lloyd Clark, MD and Mark T. Dunbar, OD, AAO
8:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

Register here

October 2-3, 2020

Optometric Glaucoma Symposium Fall Conference
Location: Virtual Event
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Earn 12 LIVE COPE Credits

Register here

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