Billing and Coding
Common coding Qs answered
These are the coding questions your colleagues are asking—and the answers from the AOA’s experts could help you.
How and when to code for social determinants of health
There can be barriers to the use of Z codes.
COVID-19 PHE ends today: What you need to know
The public health emergency officially expires on May 11 with immediate consequences on PREP Act vaccination authority and federal student loans, while telehealth allowances receive several months’ reprieve.
Most asked coding questions: dilation
The AOA’s experts provide answers to the questions your colleagues are asking.
Crack the Codes
The AOA’s Coding Experts offer guidance to support doctors and staff in providing the best possible patient care while ensuring accurate reimbursements are received.
2 points to keep in mind when patients decline dilation
While dilation is not required when coding for a comprehensive eye exam following CPT guidance, it is the standard of care.
Steps to consider now, in preparation for when social determinants of health are fully integrated into EHRs—so that data can be analyzed in a meaningful way and social service agencies can be partners in finding solutions for those who need them.
Can a doctor of optometry bill Medicare for a comprehensive eye exam and a procedure on the same day?
The AOA’s coding experts provide answers to this question and more.
The future of audio-only reimbursement: What you need to know
While audio-only codes have been reimbursed under Medicare for the past few years, changes may be coming.
Ask the experts: Coding conundrums solved
What your colleagues are asking about coding might help you.
7 takeaways from the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
The CMS finalized several policy recommendations put forth by the AOA, yet the 2023 physician fee schedule conversion factor still spells payment cuts without immediate Congressional action.