Continuing Changes for CPT Codes in 2012 – Review of Ophthalmology

Highlights of change that will commonly affect ophthalmic practices this year, including additions, modifications and deletions.

This article answers the following questions:

  • What new Category I ophthalmic codes appear in the 2012 Current Procedural Terminology manual?
  • What other ophthalmic Category I codes were deleted?
  • Were there any new Category III codes in the 2012 CPT manual?
  • Were there any additions to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System manual?
  • What reimbursement changes occur for Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 2012?
  • Have there been any changes to the Conditions for Coverage for ASCs?
  • What reimbursement rte changes were made to Hospital Outpatient Departments?
  • What types of ophthalmic services are being scrutinized by the Office of Inspector General in 2012?
  • Are there any other concerns for practices utilizing electronic health records?
  • Is the Physician Quality Reporting System continuing in 2012?
  • Is the PQRS program still voluntary in 2012?
  • What changes take place with the E-prescribing (eRx) bonus program in 2012?
  • Are there additional considerations for the eRx program?
  • Were there any additional Part B costs to Medicare beneficiaries in 2012?

This article was published in Review of Ophthalmology’s Medicare Q & A column, which is written by Corcoran’s Vice-President, Donna McCune, CCS-P, COE, CPMA. To view the entire article in Review of Ophthalmology, click on the link below:

See page 27.

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