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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Reimbursement for Ocular Photography

Based on hundreds of chart reviews performed by Corcoran Consulting Group, more than 35% of ophthalmic diagnostic tests, particularly those involving images, do not support a claim for reimbursement.  What’s wrong?  How can you fix it?  In this webinar, you will learn exactly what to do.  Since photography, fluorescein angiography, OCTs, and other related diagnostic…

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Post-Cataract Eyeglasses and Medicare

Medicare claims for post-cataract eyeglasses are lengthy and complex. There are several forms required that typically take 15-30 minutes to complete – and that is just for a single prescription. More than 90% of all claims for post-cataract eyeglasses contain errors – and some can be serious. This webinar discusses how you can eliminate these…

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Modifiers – Getting It Right!

This program discusses modifiers and particularly those that are frequently misunderstood and misused, especially modifiers 25, 59, and 24.  You will learn how frequently these modifiers are used by ophthalmologists and optometrists within the Medicare program.  The applicable instructions for these modifiers are explained clearly, and plenty of examples are provided to clear up ambiguity. …

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Medicare Cuts: Now What?

How can ophthalmologists cope with the Medicare cuts in 2020? This brief, 30-minute program provides specific, practical, and well-informed suggestions to help practices survive and thrive in a challenging reimbursement environment while avoiding risky behavior that might jeopardize a practice.

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