- PM-A Comprehensive Guide to the Revised EM Code Set - What We Have Learned in Six Months
- PM-Adding Cash Pay Services to your Practice
- PM-Ask the Coding Experts- A Review of the Current Top Ten Coding Questions
- PM-Building a Brand with Digital Media
- PM-CMS Medicare Coding Rules – Where, oh, Where Do I Find All the Rules
- PM-Coding Boot Camp: A Tactical Approach to Surviving an Audit
- PM-Coding Boot Camp: Basic Training through Advanced Survival Strategies
- PM-Commercial Real Estate Strategies For Optometrists
- PM-Common Eye Diseases, Clinical Practice Guidelines and Proper Coding
- PM-Getting Paid for Fitting Contacts
- PM-Intro to Corporate Optometry Sublease
- PM-Low Vision Coding and Billing: A Fresh Look at ICD-10 and CPT 4
- PM-Maintaining Compliance with Medical Charting: Billing and Coding Update 2022
- PM-Population Aging & Optometric Service in Skilled Care Facilities - Part 3
- PM-Practice Transitions: How to Purchase and Sell a Practice
- PM-Preparing Financially for the First Years After Graduation
- PM-Sports Vision Series: Visual Needs For Athletes: Buying Perspective
- PM-Starting or Purchasing a Practice
- PM-Telehealth and Remote Care- What is Possible and What is NOT! It Is a Brave New World!
- PM-Things I Learned from my Dad and Also my Optometric Mentor
- PM-Understanding Diversity & Inclusion in Eye Health & Vision Care for Enhanced Compliance, Continuity of Care and Practice Growth
PM-New Year, New Medicare and CMS Rules 2022-2023
Each year, clinicians have to learn the new Medicare and CMS rules and regulations that affect billing and coding. Many commercial carriers adapt these similar rules as well. In 2021, Medicare/CMS finalized and implemented the first major change for outpatient office billing and coding since the 1990's. Significant changes in 'Evaluation and Management (E&M)' coding started in January 2021. A major goal of this change is to reduce the administrative burden placed on providers and improve the payment accuracy for 'Evaluation and Management' visits in the outpatient setting. Optometrists will have the choice of coding based upon 'time' or 'medical decision making.' This course will review the lesson learned from these changes and will show you how these changes may affect your Medicare and commercial reimbursement. Strategies to prepare for these changes will be offered. Case examples of the new codes will be presented. In addition, new CPT and ICD-10 codes will be discussed including the current state of Telehealth. In order to survive audits, this course will review the documentation needed to support these changes.
Richard Soden, O.D.
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