Coding Consultant

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

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.

Genetic Tests: A Coverage Challenge

AAO advises restraint with genetic testing; payers go slow.

OCT and FP: Why can’t I bill both?

New guidance from CMS describes why and the few times when you can.

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.