Know the details for new drugs – Ophthalmic Professional
How administration and codes match up is important to understand.
New drugs become available for our patients all the time and with them, a slew of new factors that we as technicians and scribes have to know — how they are stored, how they work, how much our office uses on a daily basis so we don’t run short. For diagnostic drugs, such as dilating agents and topical anesthetics, they may have manufacturing issues or prices may rise, so we may need substitutes even though they are supply items and we can’t bill for their use. Nonetheless, when a new drug comes onto the market, our providers may make a decision to use them. And it’s up to us to know the details.