Clearing up confusion with refractions – Ophthalmic Professional

One of the most performed ophthalmic diagnostic tests is the refraction. Some level of refractometry is likely performed at most eye exams. Of course, a detailed refraction is required to provide an eyeglass or contact lens prescription to the patient. In addition, the test is often performed to determine the best corrected acuity when surgery…

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Steering Clear of Kickbacks – Review of Ophthalmology

Running afoul of laws regarding self-referrals and anti-kickbacks can result in heavy fines. Here’s how to stay safe. Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services publishes the codes for Designated Health Services that are subject to restrictions under the Physician Self-Referral Law (a.k.a., the Stark Law). It’s important to check the list of…

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2023 Update on Billing For Medications – Review of Ophthalmology

Injectable drugs got some new rules and regulations in the new year. Here’s what you need to know. 2023 brought changes to the rules for injectables used in both offices and ASCs. Here, we’ll summarize some of them. How does Medicare handle claims for Dextenza (dexamethasone), a drug eluting implant in the lacrimal canal used…

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The 2023 Coding and Reimbursement Update – Review of Ophthalmology

Every year, the government tweaks the rules for reimbursement. Here’s what you need to know. The start of the new year is a perfect time to review updates in place for 2023 and perhaps revisit your compliance efforts to help ensure continued accuracy in your billing procedures. This article highlights important changes for coding, reimbursement…

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When the Auditor Beckons – Ophthalmology Management

That letter has come, and it doesn’t send birthday wishes. Are your records in order? Great. If not, consider it a teaching moment. Non compliant and audit — two words no physician or practice administrator wants to hear. To help ensure that they don’t, practices must make sure their reimbursement claims are accurate and that…

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Lingering Effects of ICD-10 – Administrative Eyecare

We look back a few months to the transition to ICD-10, you might be reminded of fireworks. Much anticipation and heightened nerves led up to October 1st as everyone awaited an expected explosion and a lot of noise. But fireworks have an occasional “dud.” October 2015 came and went with a few sparks but no…

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AAPC Certifies All Corcoran Consulting Group’s Auditors

SAN BERNARDINO, California, February 28, 2014 – Following a rigorous examination on all aspects of auditing medical records, the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) granted the prestigious Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) credential to Kevin J. Corcoran, Mary Pat Johnson, Paul M. Larson, Kirk A. Mack, and Donna M. McCune of Corcoran Consulting Group…

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