Coding Commentary

How not to suffer retractions

Fastidious preoperative documentation will prove to payers you did the surgery.

Using data for E/M coding

Checking in on where things stand with the updated evaluation and management guidelines a year after they went into effect.

Time for a financial deep dive

A review of your practice’s financial metrics can help you spot problems in your billing system.

Documenting IVI: Avoiding audit traps

Documentation of intravitreal anti-VEGF injections is key as Medicare puts them under the microscope.

EO: If you do it, you should bill it

Extended ophthalmoscopy is a charge retina specialists commonly miss. Here’s how to bill for it.

Is your ‘new normal’ compliant?

A compliance plan can be more than meeting a mandate. It can improve your operations. Here’s a nuts-and-bolts approach.

Clearing up E/M ‘clarifications’

The AMA issued new evaluation and management guidelines that can be hard to appreciate.

New E/M codes are here. Now what?

A strategy for meeting the new requirements for Evaluation and Management codes.

The Stark (law) truth

A look at how the latest revisions to self-referral regulations meant to facilitate collaborative care may impact your practice.

Why was your test payment cut?

Making sense of the Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction.