Practitioners of Ophthalmology and Optometry know that this specialty has its own exam codes, unique procedures and specific guidelines for reporting procedures. General coding classes
don't always provide the specific, detailed information needed for optimal reimbursement. Physicians and office personnel who do not know how to manage the complexities of the insurance reimbursement system run the risk of not being paid full fee for their services. Claims returned or paid only in part is revenue your practice is unnecessarily losing everyday.
Attend this comprehensive one-day course to examine coding and documentation guidelines for both the most common and the more difficult ophthalmology and optometry procedures. Gathering information from a wide variety of resources, and combining Jeff Restuccio's experience training coders for over ten years, this seminar is designed to save you time and money. Determine how to get your claims paid the first time you submit them. Identify practical techniques to simplify and streamline your records process. Outline how the ICD, CPT, NCCI and bundled codes all work together. Assess how to train your staff and keep abreast of new guidelines. In the end, better reimbursement results in increased physician AND patient satisfaction. And
isn't patient satisfaction the core of your business?
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Learn how to create an Ophthalmology Progress Report Document and Fee Ticket that will ensure correct coding - the first time you submit a claim
- Assess the top 25 errors coders and billers make when reporting procedures
- Discover the answers to your questions on not just coding, but also ICD-9/CPT linking, NCCI edits, bundled codes and Local Coverage Determination (LCD) Guidelines
- Examine effective techniques on how to locate, store and retrieve the information you need to fight the
never-ending, carrier-specific guidelines and requirements of Medicare and Private Insurance Carriers
- Perform hands-on coding of actual ophthalmology operative reports
- Examine in-depth how to code procedures accurately and compliantly for optimal reimbursement
- Determine which codes are billable with the Medicine ophthalmology exam procedures
- Recognize what differentiates reconstructive surgery from cosmetic
- Develop a fee ticket that will speed up the billing process
- Create a documentation form that will ensure compliance
- Assess how to effectively manage the
never-ending list of carrier-specific guidelines
- Examine how to code specific ophthalmology op reports
- Determine how to code for specific ophthalmological procedures such as strabismus, photo-dynamic therapy and victrectomies
- Identify essential information not in the CPT manual that you need to know for accurate coding and billing
- Detect the top coding and documentation errors medical professionals make
- Outline practical ways to train your staff and keep abreast of new and ever-changing rules and guidelines
- Collect the maximum amount of money OWED to you without committing insurance fraud
What To Bring: All Attendees must bring their current ICD-9 and CPT manuals to the seminar
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jeffrey P. Restuccio, CPC, CPC-H, MBA, is a certified professional coder with over 15 years of experience. For the last 10 years, he has provided consulting services to local and national health care companies, specializing in coding and reimbursement for physician practices. Most recently, as a health care consultant, Mr. Restuccio has worked on several diverse projects, including: teaching medical coding and reimbursement courses via the Internet, reviewing training manuals for a major coding/billing publisher, serving as an interim Coding Auditor for the United States Air Force and revising fee tickets for a 35 specialty outpatient clinic. Additionally, he is the principal owner of Ritecode.com, an online training site that offers 10 AAPC approved coding modules. In addition to online training and seminars, Mr. Restuccio conducts chart audits, operational assessments and software selection and implementation of new billing systems. His particular talent is in gathering information from a wide variety of sources, integrating it and presenting it in, plain, easy-to-understand language. Beyond that, his focus is on providing a framework so that new and even senior coders can utilize new tools and methods on finding the right answer quickly. Mr. Restuccio is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Mr. Restuccio helped us capture revenue we had no idea we were missing. His thoroughness and insight proved most beneficial as we redesigned our fee schedules to accommodate the actual services we were rendering and not being compensated for." - Lee Brown, Director of Administrative Services,
"Jeff´s refreshing teaching style is both enlightening and educational. His comprehensive seminars provide instructions to avoid costly coding errors and curb claim denials. You´ll get answers to difficult coding questions without spending hours on research or hiring consultants." - Betty Gower, CPC, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Practice Managers
- Reimbursement Specialists
- Medical Assistants
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
This program/activity has been submitted to the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 6.0 Continuing Education Units.
This program has prior approval by the American Academy of Professional Coders for 6.0 Continuing Education Units (Index #CCE0628071054A). Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content nor the program sponsor. Full attendance is required to receive credit for Coders; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the AAPC guidelines.
Essential Medical Terminology, Coding and Documentation 2007 has been submitted to the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management for approval of 6 CEUs.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM