Physicians are ultimately responsible for CPT and diagnosis code selection, as well as chart documentation. To help physicians avoid audits, code correctly and stay up to date on changes, the Academy offers several resources and courses.
Ophthalmologists are more likely to be audited on exam documentation than on tests or surgical procedures. Learn which code to choose and how to document E&M codes correctly each time an exam code is billed.
E&M vs. Eye Code
Review of Systems Past, Family and Social History
The Chief Complaint and History of Present Illness Documenting the Exam Medical Decision-MakingFinal Determination of the Code
The ICD-10-CM code set took effect Oct. 1, 2015. To help you use the new code set correctly, the Academy provides ongoing news and advice from our coding experts.
Ophthalmic Coding Series: Essential Topics: The most comprehensive guide to ophthalmic coding, this series establishes a foundation for coding accurately, effectively and efficiently in order to avoid coding errors that can lead to penalties.
Ophthalmic Coding Coach Subscription: A one-stop reference for getting proper payment when coding minor/major surgeries and special testing in ophthalmology. It contains detailed content on each CPT® code affecting ophthalmology.
Ophthalmic Coding Series: Specialty Topics: These self-study modules give new and established coders the most comprehensive and up-to-date ophthalmic coding information available. All include examples of coding from operative reports. Protect your bottom line by ensuring you and your staff get thorough and accurate education to avoid penalties for coding errors.
CodeQuest: Taught by the Academy’s coding experts and held in collaboration with state ophthalmology societies, these state-specific coding seminars cover the latest in coding and documentation, plus any changes for that state. View schedule
Coding Camp: This intensive sessions at AAO 2019 is designed to enhance participants' knowledge of appropriate coding and documentation in order to receive proper reimbursement.
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