ICD-10 Changes for Ophthalmology

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

2017 Ophthalmology Coding Updates: Unspecified Diagnosis Codes, Disease Specificity, Carrier Reimbursement Guidelines & More!

It has been four years since the last regular annual update to the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 code sets. On October 1, 2016, ICD-10 will include over 1,900 new codes including four significant changes to Eye care codes as well as 800 newly released 2017 ICD-10 injury codes.

Join this session by expert speaker Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA, to cover not only codes directly related to Eye care, but also those peripherally related. Making even a small mistake can lead to significant denials and revenue losses for your practice.

Regardless of your level of training, this conference will help you weather the storm coming on October 1, 2016, with the first update to ICD-10 in several years and the ruling that Medicare and other insurance companies will be allowed to deny claims due to "unspecified” diagnosis codes.

Now is the time to be prepared. Don't let the insurance companies deny your claims and reduce your income. If your coders and providers have not had comprehensive ICD-10 coding training (at least six hours), you will not be able to fix this in just one or two hours after Oct. 1. It takes training, periodic audits, reviews and continued training and monitoring. In addition to new code changes, Jeff will address the concept of “disease specificity” in relation to the Oct. 1 updated guidelines concerning carrier reimbursement.

Session Highlights:

  • New ICD-10 codes for 2017
  • Formal ICD-10 coding training
  • When two codes are required and not just one.
  • Changes to open-angle glaucoma codes.
  • Changes to diabetic retinopathy codes
  • Changes to macular degeneration codes.
  • Changes to central and branch retinal vein occlusions
  • How to work appeals due to incorrect ICD-10 codes
  • Disease specificity in relation to the Oct. 1 updated guidelines concerning carrier reimbursement
    • Keratoconus
    • Pterygiums
    • Amblyopia
    • Glaucoma
    • Cataracts
  • Exceptions and "Gotchas"
  • Accidents and injuries coding
  • Specific coding examples
  • What are AHA ICD-10 Coding Guidelines
  • Additional resources for more information

Who should attend?

  • Providers
  • Coders
  • 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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