Coding & Medicare

New day for extended ophthalmoscopy

New rules and codes apply starting this year. The requirements are tighter and the reimbursements lower.

Coding for surgery in the postop period

How to use modifiers 58, 78 and 79 for a planned or unplanned trip back to the OR.

Is laser for vitreous floaters covered?

Answers to one of the most common questions our coding expert gets.

2019 updates, changes and trends

Some of the coding changes are minor, others not so. Here’s a rundown.

Coding and Reimbursement Updates

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

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

Minimally invasive management of lenticular deposits

Akshay Thomas, MD, MS, of Tennessee Retina demonstrates his surgical technique for removing posterior intraocular lens deposits.