Coding and Reimbursement
Coding and reimbursement is designed to educate doctors and staff on medical recordkeeping and documentation, compliance and coding. The guidance received by the coding experts will support doctors and staff in providing the best possible patient care while ensuring accurate reimbursements are received.
Resources and support provided to AOA members include advisory and educational information related to:
- Accurate choices of procedure and diagnosis codes for eye care.
- Understanding and preparing for payer audits of patient care and coding.
- Changes in Medicare and coding policies.
- ICD-10 preparation and conversion.
AOA Coding Today is an online, comprehensive database that contains information in real time for CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS coding and research. The website is tailored specifically to optometry, assisting doctors and staff in correct reimbursement and compliance, and has an easy-to-use code diagnosis ability based on region. Utilize AOACodingToday as a free, member resource to assist you immediately with your coding questions.
Interested in learning more about coding and reimbursement issues and how they impact you, watch these webinars.
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ICD-10 Webinars and Resources
Learn more about medical records and coding with this extensive serives on EyeLearn.
Medical Records and Coding
How and When to Code for Social Determinants of Health (March/April 2023)
2 Points to Keep in Mind When Patients Decline Dilation (January/February 2023)
The Future of Audio-only Reimbursement: What You Need to Know (November/December 2022)
Virtual 'Check-in' Codes (September/October 2022)
Coding for Presbyopia Eye Drops (July/August 2022)
MIPS: What Doctors Should Know (May/June 2022)
MIPS Quality Measure Update (March/April 2022)
Coding and Contact Lens Safety (January/February 2022)
AOA and AFOS: ‘Cut through the noise’ and empower licensed doctors of optometry to provide greater access to care to veterans
Eye care is the third-most requested health service by veterans at the VA—and doctors of optometry provide the majority of that care. Yet, as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) considers new national standards of practice for more than 50 health professions at its facilities, optometrists are making a winning case for expanding their role at an understaffed VA and are galvanizing against baseless attacks from organized medicine, ophthalmology and a few unbending legislators.
September is Paraoptometric Appreciation Month, celebrating optometric practice staff around the country. Two paraoptometric professionals who provide eye care as active-duty veterans in the United States Armed Forces share their stories.