New Mid-Year Codes And Regulations – Review of Ophthalmology

July is here and that means some mid-year updates from Medicare take effect. Here’s what you need to know.

This article addresses the following questions:

  • Are there any new codes?
  • I’m still dealing with significant issues due to COVID-19 and I think it might affect my ability to report 2020 MIPS data. I don’t want to be penalized in the future. Is there any help available in this area?
  • Is there any new information on the 2021 ICD-10 codes that come into effect in October 2020?
  • Are there any July 2020 National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits that affect ophthalmology?
  • I’ve seen some discussion about having patients pay us for the extra cost of all the personal protective equipment we need to have to protect everyone (staff, doctors and patients) from coronavirus infection.

This article was published in Review of Ophthalmology’s Medicare Q & A column, which is written by Corcoran’s Senior Consultant, Paul M. Larson, MBA, MMSc, COMT, COE, CPC, CPMA. To view the entire article in Review of Ophthalmology, click on the link below:

https://www.reviewofophthalmology.com/article/new-midyear-codes-and-regulations

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