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  • Helping Ophthalmic Practices Conquer ICD-10 and Code Confidently

    Academy and AAOE members have access to an unparalleled selection of ICD-10 resources and support from coding experts.

    After many delays, the U.S. health care system finally implemented the ICD-10-CM code set on Oct. 1. The biggest change to coding in 30 years multiplied 14,500 codes to nearly 70,000. To help Academy members transition to ICD-10 successfully, the Academy and the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives expanded its offerings of products, services, courses and guidance on sing the new code set.

    ICD-10 resources include:

    An updated suite of ICD-10-CM coding products. The Academy’s ICD-10 resources help you code confidently and accurately and avoid claim denials. The indispensable ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology: The Complete Reference was completely updated for 2016 and ICD-10 codes replaced ICD-9 in all of the Academy’s coding products. Purchase the entire suite of updated instructional and reference materials in the Academy Store.

    A growing ICD-10 question library. What ICD-10 code should we use for map-dot-frequency dystrophy? How should we code for a concussion? The Academy’s coding experts have answered hundreds of ICD-10 questions like these in Ask the Experts.

    Seven subspecialty quick guides. The Academy and AAOE developed several quick-reference guides, organized by subspecialty, so you can learn how to code common procedures in ICD-10.

    Peer-submitted superbills and transition tips. Practices from around the country have shared superbills and other resources created from their own transitions to ICD-10.

    Live Codequest coding courses. The Academy’s coding experts brought their popular in-person coding seminar to 41 cities in 2015. Thousands of attendees learned how to code for the highest allowable reimbursement, code ICD-10-CM accurately, reduce audit triggers and avoid costly penalties and denials. Both ophthalmology- and statespecific, each Codequest course focuses on the coding information most needed in that location.

    Live ICD-10 webinars. The Academy presented three webinars on rare, complex conditions; ICD-10 for retina; and testing ICD-10 coding competency.