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Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Coding for Complications in Cataract Surgery

2015 Glaucoma Updates in the ASC

Educational Resources for ASCs

OOSS ASC Benchmarking Thoughts From A Coding Compliance Perspective

Medicare ASC Surgical Coding & Claims Processing Potpourri

Ophthalmic Quality Measure ASC – 14: Unplanned Anterior Vitrectomy and its Relationship to Cataract Surgery

Audits and Compliance

Medical Necessity: Can You Please Define That? Part 1

Medical Necessity: Can You Please Define That? Part 2

Medical Necessity: Can You Please Define That? Part 3

Try This for Medicare Fraud Part 1

Try This for Medicare Fraud Part 2

Try This for Medicare Fraud Part 3

Comparative Billing Reports

Smoothing the Road to Medicare Audits

Coding Isn’t All Black & White

Cataracts

Complex Cataract Surgery Coding – A Refresher Course

Monovision

Medicare Controversies in Cataract Coding

 Diagnostic Tests

Chart Documentation for Ophthalmic Diagnostic Tests

The Three C’s: Interpretation and Report Requirements for Ophthalmic Diagnostic Testing

Modifiers & Indicators in Ophthalmic Diagnostic Testing: A Compendium

 E/M – Eye Codes

EM versus Eye Codes part 1

EM versus Eye Codes Part 2

EM versus Eye Codes Part 3

Perils of the Eye Codes

 Forms

NEMB

ABN 2017

Examination Form

 Glaucoma

2015 ASC CODING Update for Glaucoma Surgery

Coding for Current Concepts in Glaucoma Surgery

Coding For Complications of MIGS Surgery 2017

 ICD-10-CM

ICD-10-CM & CPT Changes for 2017

New Uses of the 7th Character in ICD-10-CM Coding

Troubleshooting the 7th Character

 Miscellaneous

Physician Supervision Conundrums- Incident To Services and Diagnostic Tests

Choosing Sides in Coding

Scribing Signatures and Attestations

Medical Necessity The Foundation Of Medicare Physician Payments

 Oculoplastics

Eyelid Reconstruction – A Minicourse Part I

Eyelid Reconstruction – A Minicourse Part II

ASC Surgical Reimbursement for Eyelid Malpositions

 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Coding Clarifications for Pediatric Ophthalmology

Chart Documentation for Pediatric Ophthalmology Examinations

 Published – Scheduled Articles

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 Retina

Anterior Segment Surgery by Posterior Segment Surgeons

A Potpourri of Complicated Surgical Cases

Surgical Coding FAQ

Perils of EHR Extended Ophthalmoscopy

Modifier 25 Intravitreal Injections NCCI Bundles Part 1

 Surgery – General

The Global Surgery Package Part 1

The Global Surgery Package Part 2

Surgical Coding Errors and English 101