All posts by Martha Summerlin

Ophthalmology blog

2019 Ophthalmology Codes: Help Payers See Patients’ Condition More Clearly

Get ready for new, super-specific codes for meibomian gland, blepharitis

Still wasting time scouring the web for the details you need to code an eye care procedure? Time to arm yourself with laser-focused insights on eye-care-specific CPT® and ICD-10 code additions, deletions, and revisions for 2019. In his live presentation, “CPT®, ICD-10, and Medicare Updates,” More..


Probe These Otolaryngology Modifiers For Opportunities To Bill Better

Tip: Catch incorrect modifier usage quickly with internal/external otolaryngology audits

Auditing is a word almost nobody wants to hear, and yet it’s a crucial part—and requirement—of maintaining a healthy, successful otolaryngology practice. It’s also a smart idea if you want to catch problems before they become bigger issues. Your options when it comes to otolaryngology More..

Pain Management

Advanced Procedural Coding in 2019: Note 3 Revisions to Spinal Cord Stimulation Codes

Ignoring definition changes to these pain management CPT codes will be costly

“Too expensive” may be one of your least favorite phrases—and you can avoid it with some sharp-shooter coding. If you often work with advanced procedural coding, you know how expensive many of these procedures can be. When it comes to botulinum toxins, intrathecal drug delivery, More..

Lower Extremity Codes

Lower Extremity Codes: Know How to Bill for Braces, Properly Classify DMEs

Avoid mistakes by understanding Medicare’s ‘durable medical equipment’ definition

Do you know the difference between durable medical equipment (DME) for lower extremities and home care supplies—especially as defined by Medicare? If not, your practice could be facing a lot of unnecessary denials. Time to brush up on Medicare’s DME classification, payment responsibility rules, and More..