Cataract Reimbursement Revisited – Ophthalmology Management

Cataract surgery may be a common procedure in your practice, but associated coding, charting and reimbursement issues are hardly routine. As new technologies are introduced and regulations change from year to year, you can’t assume established documentation and billing procedures are adequate or up-to-date. With continued vigilance, you can improve your practice’s coding compliance. Don’t overlook cataract surgery in your efforts to improve compliance. Stay current with documentation and billing changes. Train and retrain staff as guidelines change to ensure everyone is up-to-date on Medicare coding procedures. Monitor coding compliance by scheduling chart reviews at regular intervals.

This article was published in Ophthalmology Management, and was written by Corcoran’s President, Kevin Corcoran, COE, CPC, CPMA, FNAO, and Senior Consultant Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA . To view the entire article, click on the link below:

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