Coding

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

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

Upcoming Events

December 1, 2020

Modern Management of Hyphema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Andrew S. Gurwood, OD and Marc D. Myers, OD
8:00pm EST 

Earn 1 LIVE COPE Credit

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December 1, 2020

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients With Diabetic Retinal Disease: Early Detection, Monitoring, and Timely Referral
Speakers: Blake A. Cooper, MD, FACS, and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO
10:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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December 4-5, 2020

Retina Update 2020
Location: Virtual Event
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 8 Live COPE credits and 4 enduring online credits

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