Category: Medical Billing

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Small steps can add up over time to make a big impact. Here are five relatively easy things you can do to boost your bottom line: #1 Verify patient’s insurance eligibility prior to the visit Rejected claims are the biggest potential drain on reimbursement. Lack of insurance coverage is one of the leading causes of… Read More


It’s an easy mistake to think that medical billing is only the responsibility of the person (or people) in the billing department, as they send out insurance claims and make sure they get paid. But the most successful practices realize that everybody in the office plays an important role in the billing cycle. Does everybody… Read More

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It’s no secret that optimized billing is critical to the health of your ophthalmology practice. Cash flow can slow down to a trickle when insurers are sluggish in paying or patients don’t compensate you. Successful practices have an efficient and effective collection system in place. How can you tell if your billing process is helping… Read More

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Billing for Surgical Complications: Modifiers -58, -78 and -79

Occasionally a patient may experience a surgery complication that will require additional treatment. The payment for the initial surgery also includes post-op care during the global period (excluding testing). Under Medicare, the global period includes a postoperative time period for minor surgeries that can be either 0 or 10 days. For major surgeries the global… Read More

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The Gold Standard of Outsourcing: Increase Your Revenue with Eye Med Management Solutions

Cost cutting may be a big factor when looking to outsource, but it’s not the only reason to consider. Outsourcing your medical billing can significantly increase your revenue stream and efficiency. Every business wants to hire the best people, with the best education and credentials, and in turn produce the best results. When you outsource… Read More

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Coding Tips for Common Ophthalmology Services: Part Two

This is the second blog in a two part series on common ophthalmology services and how to avoid billing errors. To reduce the risk of an audit and costly billing mistakes, here are some tips on common ophthalmology tests and procedures. Fluorescein angiography. Use CPT code 92235, Fluorescein angiography (includes multiframe imaging) with interpretation and… Read More

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Coding Tips for Common Ophthalmology Services: Part One

We’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village” – and this includes ophthalmology billing and coding. Exams, testing, and minor and major surgical procedures all take a team to coordinate and complete. The physician is ultimately responsible for selecting the proper code, however, it takes a team effort to properly document, code, and bill… Read More

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Improving Your Practice A/R

Well-run practices watch their collections like hawks. The financial health of your practice is directly correlated with your A/R numbers. How can you bring in the most cash? How can you collect the most amount of money with the least amount of time and effort? These are questions your practice needs to think about when… Read More

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Boosting Patient Collections Up Front

With rising out of pocket costs in the healthcare system, the shift to patient financial responsibility is increasing. A Kaiser Family Foundation found the average deductible increased 32% from 2009 to 2014. Educating front desk staff, insurance verification, and a clear office financial policy are important components in collecting payments up front. Any of these… Read More

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AAO 2017 New Orleans!

We’re back in the office after a weekend in New Orleans for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. We love attending this meeting for many reasons – educational classes, connecting with industry friends and making new ones, and being immersed in all things ophthalmology. Coding Camp 2017 was a highlight of the meeting. Healthcare… Read More

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