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Medicalbillersandcoders.com the Answer to Varied Optometry Medical Billing Concerns Faced by Optometrists across US!

October 29, 2013

WILMINGTON, Delaware, October 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Increasing number of optometry providers across US are finding an answer to their
medical billing concerns by partnering with Medicalbillersandcoders.com
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] has provided MBC billers specialized knowledge and insight of the specialty.

Avoiding optometry medical billing errors… Medicalbillersandcoders.com experts
believe that an optometry practice can increase their collections by averting billing
errors and by keeping in mind the following-

        - Ensure that the diagnosis code matches the procedure codes -for instance a
          code for myopia doesn't match a visual filed procedure code. In the same manner a
          pterygium code cannot be used for a scanning laser test, but is payable for an
          anterior segment photograph
        - Be as specific and consistent as possible - this is possible by acquiring a
          complete understanding of codes and modifiers. For instance most specific ICD-9 have
          four or five digits, and coding a diagnosis with five digits when it requires four,
          leads to claim denial. Coders need to get information from reliable sources and also
          cross reference alternative sources such as American Optometric Association codebook
          and Codelink Ophthalmology. Moreover coders also now need to get updated on the soon
          to be implemented ICD-10 codes
        - Observe the billing pattern - Determine what other practices are charging and
          find out where your practice's billing pattern stands. This is because payers flag
          under-billing as well as over-billing and practices need to assess if their fees are
          very high, low or in line with other practices. But this may be a difficult task as
          once optometrists have started their practice most are careful about sharing their
          financial information with other optometrists
        - Be attentive of any procedures performed very frequently - This is because
          procedures performed more often than similar providers in the area are subject to
          scrutiny and payers refer to this behavior as higher utilization pattern. Optometrists
          need to be aware of certain procedures which have one fee that covers all care within
          a certain time frame such as epilation, punctal plug insertion and cataract surgeries,
          which have global periods attached to them. Billing repeat visits during these
          timeframes may result in rejections
        - Extended ophthalmoscopy- is for serious retinal disorders such as retinal
          detachment, requiring detailed color drawings with interpretation. This is because
          reimbursement for extended ophthalmoscopy has declined sharply as it is the most
          abused and audited procedure code and various providers prefer to take a photograph
          for documentation

Medicalbillersandcoders.com helps resolve optometry medical billing concerns …

Tackling various optometry medical billing intricacies, has given
Medicalbillersandcoders.com an opportunity to acquire expertise in the specialty.
Medicalbillersandcoders.com team in addition to helping doctors avoid billing errors also
offers -

Complete documentation and accurate coding – Medicalbillersandcoders.com experts are
up-dated with new and revised CPT codes, modifier codes and E & M codes for Optometry
medical billing. Along with this they provide analysis to help interpret procedures such
as visual fields, photos and scanning laser reports. They are also aware of codes which
Medicare and Medicaid have identified for special scrutiny and in addition as much as
possible prevent over coding by procuring adequate documentation of the patient’s history
in advance.

Monitor and analyze billing activity – Medicalbillersandcoders.com experts with
industry know-how can identify if the doctors are charging very high or low, providing
regular reports to Optometrists. The experts also point out areas where procedures may be
performed more frequently, or procedures which have resulted in increased denials in the
past. Regular reporting and analysis of the billing activity helps the
Medicalbillersandcoders.com team procure maximum reimbursements in a timely manner.

The Optometry medical billing team at Medicalbillersandcoders.com also provides
individualized consultation services upon request, providing recommendation to practices.
On identifying the billing area’s which require streamlining; Medicalbillersandcoders.com
equipped with 14 years of industry expertise provides a complete solution to your
Optometry medical billing needs.

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