2017 Updates for Ophthalmology and Optometry: CPT, ICD-10, Medicare and More

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Prerecorded Event
Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA
60 minutes
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Insights on the 2017 Ophthalmology Coding Update from an Expert!

Ophthalmology coders and billers will have to deal with a number of changes this year. Due to a code freeze for several years and the continued need for new or revised codes, there will be thousands of code changes for FY 2017.

In this session expert speaker Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA will begin by discussing rules on receiving payments from patients directly and tips on how to work with Medicare as-well-as private insurance companies. Another area of discussion will be documentation and modifier use issues and other issues resulting in refusals. During this session, you will get a clear update to all the changes coming for ICD-10 codes namely - open-angle glaucoma codes, diabetic retinopathy codes, macular degeneration codes, central and branch retinal vein occlusions; as-well-as the new 2017 CPT Codes for Eye care which practices will need to be aware of.

Session Highlights:

  • 2017 CPT Codes Additions –
    • 0444T - Initial placement of a drug-eluting ocular insert under one or more eyelids, including fitting, training, and insertion, unilateral or bilateral
    • 0445T - Subsequent placement of a drug-eluting ocular insert under one or more eyelids, including re-training, and removal of existing insert, unilateral or bilateral
    • 0446T - Creation of subcutaneous pocket with insertion of implantable interstitial glucose sensor, including system activation and patient training
  • 2017 CPT Codes Deletions –
    • 92140 - Provocative tests for glaucoma, with interpretation and report, without tonography
    • 0289T - Corneal incisions in the donor cornea created using a laser, in preparation for penetrating or lamellar keratoplasty (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
  • 2017 CPT Codes Revisions –
    • 92235 - Fluorescein angiography (includes multiframe imaging) with interpretation and report, unilateral or bilateral
    • 92240 - Indocyanine-green angiography (includes multiframe imaging) with interpretation and report, unilateral or bilateral
    • 0333T - Visual evoked potential, screening of visual acuity, automated, with report
  • Insights on new, revised and deleted CPT® codes for 2017
  • Documentation and modifier use issues and other issues resulting in refusals
  • 2017 new codes in ICD-10 for Ophthalmology
  • Mapping ICD-10 codes to updated Local Coverage Determinations

Session Agenda:

  • CPT® Category I codes
  • CPT® Category III codes
  • HCPCS codes
  • 2017 Medicare Part-B news
  • 2017 HHS OIG Work Plan
  • NCCI updates
  • RVUs and Reimbursement
  • E/M codes
  • Medicare PQRS
  • 2017 AHA coding guidelines
  • 2017 CMS Proposed Rule
  • 2017 Changes to the Global Package
  • Meaningful Use
  • 2017 Medicare LCD draft versions
  • 2017 HIPAA compliance
  • MACRA and Medicaid reviews
  • Task List for 2017

Who Should Attend

The ideas and strategies discussed in this webinar will be relevant to:

  • Coders
  • Providers
  • Billers
  • Managers

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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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