2018 ICD-10, CPT® and Medicare Updates for Ophthalmology

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

Expert Insights on the 2018 Ophthalmology Coding Updates


Hindsight is 20/20, especially when it comes to looking back at your 2017 eye care services coding. Are there things you wished you’d known back in January 2017 that would have made a difference in your claims accuracy and improved your overall reimbursement results? Lesson learned: Take action early and put 2018 ophthalmology coding and billing updates in your plan so you’re ready before January 2018 rolls around.

Join expert ophthalmology consultant Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC, MBA, for insights on the 2018 CPT® code updates, including all the additions, revisions and deletions, Cat II and III changes, and correct use of CPT® codes in eye care. He will also cover the most common ICD-10 eye care coding mistakes. Jeff will use specific coding examples and step-by-step code analysis to help providers, coders, billers and managers address changes in ICD-10 to degenerative myopia, blindness, low vision and other codes, as well as new, deleted and revised codes for 2018.

This session will also cover Medicare updates with common diagnostic procedures, the basics like LCDs, E/M guidelines, office visits (with both E/M and 920xx codes) and incident-to rules, and how Medicare Advantage is different. You will learn how to appeal denied Medicare claims and get the low-down on carrier-specific rules as well. Finally, Jeff will address the concept of “disease specificity” in relation to the October 1, 2017, updated ICD-10 guidelines concerning carrier reimbursement relating to keratoconus, pterygiums, amblyopia, glaucoma and cataracts.

Session Highlights

  • CPT® code revisions impacting ophthalmology in 2018
  • Insights on CPT® codes changes for 2018
  • ICD 10 code changes related to ophthalmology in 2018
  • Documentation and modifier use issues and other issues resulting in denials
  • Medicare updates for 2018

Session Agenda

  • 2018 ICD-10 changes
  • New ICD-10 codes for 2018
  • Changes to degenerative myopia
  • Changes to blindness codes
  • Changes to low visìon codes
  • Other codè changes
  • The value of formal ICD-10 coding training
  • When two codes are required and not just one
  • ICD-10 coding specificity highlights
  • Exceptions and “Gotchas”
  • CPT® updates: 2018
  • 2018 CPT® codè changes
  • 2018 Medìcare Jurisdiction J
  • New Medìcare cards April 2018
  • CMS quarterly provider updates: Email updates
  • Medìcare learning network (MLN)
  • 2017: Category III codes; New
  • Visual electrophysiology testing (VEP)
  • Visual evoked potential
  • Biggest change is MACRA/CHIP/MIPS/APM

Who Should Attend

  • 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 years of experience and since 2007 has conducted over 350 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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