2018 ICD-10 Updates for Ophthalmology and Optometry

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA
Conference Date
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
60 minutes
Product Description

Additions, Deletions & Changes in Eye Care Coding Coming Your Way in October 2017


On October 1, 2017, ICD-10 will add new codes including significant changes to eye care codes. Making even a small mistake can lead to significant denials and revenue losses for your practice. Remember that Medicare and other insurance companies are now allowed to deny claims due to "unspecified” diagnosis codes! If your coders and providers have not undergone comprehensive ICD-10 coding training so far, you and them will not be able to learn everything that will change after October 1, 2017.

Correct coding takes training, practice and periodic audits and monitoring. Be prepared, and don't let the insurance companies deny your claims and reduce your income! Join this audio conference with certified coding instructor Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA, who will cover the most recent coding additions, deletions and changes relevant to eye care. In addition, Jeff will cover the most common ICD-10 eye care coding mistakes. Regardless of your level of training, this audio conference will help you weather the storm coming your way on October 1, 2017.

Session Highlights

  • New ICD-10 codes for 2018
    • Over 78 code additions
    • Around 8 code conversions
    • Up to 32 code revisions
  • Changes to degenerative myopia coding
  • Changes to blindness codes
  • Changes to low vision codes
  • Other code changes
  • Deleted codes
  • Revised codes
  • Formal ICD-10 coding training
  • What to do when two codes are required and not just one
  • Disease specificity
  • Exceptions and “gotchas"
  • Coding accidents and injuries
  • What are the AHA ICD-10 coding guidelines?
  • How to file and work with appeals due to incorrect ICD-10 codes
  • The concept of “disease specificity” in relation to the October 1, 2017 updated guidelines concerning carrier reimbursement

Session Agenda

  • 2018 ICD-10 changes
  • Hierarchy of ICD-10 coding activities
  • 2018 ICD-10 codes agenda
  • Degenerative myopia codes
  • Blindness/low vision converted codes
  • Vision loss
  • Visual impairment
  • Blindness codes
  • 2018: Revised description codes
  • 2018: Other codes
  • ICD-10 Highlights/review
  • Medical necessity and the office visit
  • Amblyopia (four types)
  • Medical necessity
  • Glaucoma code overview
  • Diabetic retinopathy (DR) codes
  • 2017: Macular degeneration codes

Who Should Attend

  • Providers
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Managers
  • Optometry practices
  • Ophthalmology practices
  • Eye care practices and providers

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About Our Speaker

Jeffrey Restuccio - Ophthalmology and Optometry Coding Expert

Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA, is a certified coding instructor specializing in Eyecare coding, billing and documentation. Jeff has over twenty five years of experience and since 2007 has conducted over 365 live seminars, nationwide specifically for Eyecare. Jeff has personally audited over 10,000 medical records and presents nationally on auditing and documentation issues. Through the www.eyecodingforum.com website, Jeff offers coding and billing training, audits and a...   More Info
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