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Glaucoma coding: 2015 brings changes – Ophthalmology Management

This month, I will tackle what practices face in the new year with regard to changes to glaucoma coding. For 2015, coding and reimbursement for tube shunt procedures will change significantly — and not in ways glaucoma specialists will appreciate. The result is an overall reduction in Medicare reimbursement.

This article addresses the following subjects:

  • Update to shunts
  • Other changes to glaucoma-related MPFS allowed amounts
  • Trends in utilization for glaucoma surgical procedures

This article was published in Ophthalmology Management, and written by Corcoran’s Executive Vice-President, Suzanne Corcoran, COE. To view the entire article in Ophthalmology Management, click on the link below:

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