Bill Ophthalmic Injections Right!

Within the Medicare program, the most frequent ophthalmic surgical procedure is an injection – intravitreal injection.  The CPT handbook contains a dozen other injection procedures performed by ophthalmologists. This webinar describes them all, as well as a number of billing, coding, and charting challenges related to them.  Payers, including Medicare, are sensitized to the billions…

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What’s New in 2023?

This timely, comprehensive program describes new: codes, payment rates, Medicare regulations, and policies. Attendees will quickly learn the most important changes in the Medicare program for ophthalmologists and optometrists, which will help in planning to cope with them. There’s a lot of material compressed in this 1 hour program!

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Tune Up Your Knowledge of Diagnostic Tests

We discuss diagnostic tests and some things you might not know about them.  There are significant practice management and reimbursement issues associated with diagnostic tests including: patient consent, physician orders, supervision, charting, coverage, coding, and repeated testing.  With so many considerations, you need to understand them clearly.  This program will provide you with a superior…

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The Radical Impact of Reimbursement on Practice Valuation

Both buyers and sellers of ophthalmology practices typically rely on financial statements as a means to value a practice – whether acquiring, selling, buying-in, or merging.  However, this approach often overlooks hidden assets and other factors that can radically alter the appraisal.  In this webinar, we discuss some of the essential risk factors and the…

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Secrets of Successful Screening Services

Preventive medicine is touted as a powerful element in achieving better patient health.  Nearly all agree that prevention should play a much bigger part in patient care.  Some new diagnostic instruments incorporate screening functionality in their designs.  Forward thinking practices have put screening programs in place to support disease prevention.  Congress has even passed a…

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Reimbursement Update for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

There are challenges specific to Ambulatory Surgery Centers including intraocular lenses, single use items, and bundled supplies. ASCs must be prepared to address quality measures, compounded medications, and billing rules for ophthalmic lasers. Additionally, ASCs need to understand and comply with CMS instructions concerning refractive cataract surgery. This webinar will help you recognize potential trouble…

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Reimbursement Related to AMD

AMD affects more elderly patients than cataract or glaucoma and consumes 40-50% of all Part B Medicare payments to ophthalmologists.  In this webinar, we review pertinent ICD-10 codes for AMD, all the anti-VEGF agents, billing rules for intravitreal injections, Medicare utilization patterns, and the heavy scrutiny currently directed at treatment of AMD by government agencies…

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Reimbursement Issues Related to SCODI

More than half of all ophthalmic tests performed on Medicare beneficiaries involve digital images of one type or another – most of them are SCODI.  Unfortunately, Corcoran Consulting Group has found that approximately 35% of all imaging services probably would not support a claim for reimbursement if scrutinized by the payer.  To reduce or eliminate…

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Reimbursement for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

With physician shortages increasing in the United States due to aging baby boomers, ophthalmology practices should consider employing physician extenders such as PAs and NPs.  With some training, they can be immediately useful.  Moreover, in 6-12 months, they can become invaluable to the practice.  This webinar introduces PAs and NPs and explains what they are…

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Reimbursement for Ophthalmic Laser Surgery

In medicine, lasers were first used by ophthalmologists.  Innovation continues in this area:  femtosecond lasers in cataract surgery, lasering vitreous floaters, and cyclophotocoagulation for glaucoma.  Postop periods for common laser procedures have been changed in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, so the billing rules changed too.  Those laser surgeries classified as minor procedures (0 or…

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