While how time is considered has changed, it is critical to remember that usage of the prolonged service modifier also has changed.
The AOA Ethics and Values Committee releases topical and timely case study on coding abuse and what to do about it once suspected.
Given the importance of E/M services in patient care, it’s critical that all doctors of optometry are aware of these changes.
Evaluation and management (E/M) services are incredibly important in patient care, and it’s critical that optometry practices are aware of changes ahead. Meanwhile, the AOA and other leading physician organizations are pushing legislation that would halt Medicare payment cuts resulting from the changes.
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Time to review your practice’s billing and coding: Access national benchmark data for optometry practices and join an upcoming webinar to learn more about E/M code changes in 2021.
Some doctors of optometry are billing claims with modifiers 24 and 25 at a higher rate than other eye care providers.
There has been a lot of information disseminated by various individuals and organizations regarding upcoming changes to coding and reimbursement for E/M services. Given the importance of E/M services in patient care, it’s critical that all doctors of optometry are aware of these changes.
AOA representatives now sit on two prestigious AMA CPT coding committees, representing optometry. Access optometric billing and coding resources from AOA’s Coding Experts.
Medicare finalized its 2020 PFS with changes to E/M codes, MIPS requirements and more. How AOA’s input shaped rulemaking and what it means for doctors.