Coding & Medicare

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.

Untangling the web of ‘bundles’

The National Correct Coding Initiative prohibits selected coding bundles, so if you must bundle, just submit one code—the higher one.

Documentation still counts

In the COVID-19 pandemic, one old rule still applies: If you didn’t write it down, you didn’t do it.