A New Year Brings New Code Changes – Review of Ophthalmology
An overview of the new ophthalmic CPT code changes, as well as changes to facility reimbursements and doctor bonuses.
This article answers the following questions:
- Were there changes made to the values of some ophthalmic CPT codes in 2014?
- Are there any changes to ICD-9 diagnosis codes that require attention?
- Are there any new drug codes pertinent to ophthalmology in the 2014 Healthcare Common Procedural Coding Manual?
- Are there any Category III code changes for 2014?
- What changes were published with Category I codes in CPT 2014?
- What types of regulatory issues were identified in the Office of the Inspector General’s annual work plan as areas of concern for ophthalmology in 2014?
- Is the Recovery Audit Contractor program continuing to report successful recoupment of overpaid dollars?
- Do any Medicare Part B changes affect beneficiaries in 2014 from a cost perspective?
- Are there any bonuses for participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System of the Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program in 2014?
- Will the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program continue to pay bonuses to eligible providers?
- Will the Multiple Procedures Payment Reduction continue in 2014?
- What’s happening with Ambulatory Surgery Centers’ facility fees in 2014?
- Did hospital outpatient department rates increase similarly to ASC facility rates?
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 20.