Coding Consultant

By Kirk A. Mack, COMT, COE, CPC, CPMA

Yet Another Medicare Audit Process

Here’s what you can expect from and how you can prepare for a Targeted Probe and Education review.

I Just Bought an OCTA. Now What?

There’s already a CPT code for that. Here’s why it suffices to submit claims for optical coherence tomography angiography.

Avoiding Post-Surgical Modifier Confusion

How to use three modifiers for surgery that falls within the global period of another procedure.

Reporting Self-Identified Overpayments

What the 60-day rule for Medicare overpayments really means.

Handling Overfill for Single-Use Drugs

What CMS expects for documentation and reporting of leftover anti-VEGF drugs.

Get Ready For ICD-10 Changes

The one-year reprieve ends October 1. Here’s what you can expect and how to prepare.

Coding and Reimbursement Updates

Changes in 2016 amount to a sharp reduction in physician reimbursements.

What VBPM Can Mean to Your Practice

A deep dive into how CMS defines and uses Value Based Payment Modifier. Part 2 of 2.

Making Sense of PQRS and VBPM

Knowing Medicare’s key measures can help you avoid penalties. Part 1 of 2.

Video Vault

Managing Aphakia Without Capsular Support

Authors Clarissa S.M. Cheng, FRCOphth, Omar Kh Abu Al Ghanam, MBBSc, Felipe Dhawahir-Scala, FRCS (Ed), FRCOphth, LMS, demonstrate the various steps involved in implantation of the Artisan intraocular lens.