• Coding Updates and Resources

  • Local Coverage Determination Policies

    To help you successfully meet the requirements put forth by your Medicare Administrative Contractor, the Academy has provided the applicable local coverage determination policies for each U.S. state and some territories.

    Advance Beneficiary Notice

    Note: Beginning June 21, practices are required to use a new ABN form. Effective date for usage is 6/21/2017; New expiration date of 3/2020. Related article: "How to Use the ABN, 2017 Edition".

    Correct Coding Initiative Edits

    Version 23.2 effective July 1, 2017.

    NPI Locators

    National Provider Identification locators: NPI Look-up; NPI Provider Search

    Medicare Carrier Jurisdiction and Web site Addresses

    View the Medicare Carrier Web site Addresses (PDF) updated Aug. 2017

    VF-8R Visual Functioning Questionnaire

    View the Pre-Cataract Surgery VF-8R Patient Questionaire (PDF)

    Complete Guide to Coding Module (2011)

    Download The Successful Ophthalmic ASC - Complete Guide to Coding Module (PDF) available now as a free member benefit (login required).

    Neuro-Ophthalmology Coding Module (2011)

    Download the 2011 Ophthalmic Coding Series — Neuro-Ophthalmology Coding Module (PDF) available now as a free member benefit (login required).

    Vision Rehabilitation Coding Module (2012)

    Download 2012 Ophthalmic Coding Series — Vision Rehabilitation Coding Module (PDF) available now as a free member benefit (login required).