New E/M Coding Guidelines for Optometrists

In 2021, CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) changed their old 1995/1997 E/M coding rules to allow doctors to document their visits based on medical decision-making (MDM) or time alone. Although still an essential and required part of every office visit, patient history and physical exam elements were completely eliminated from the E/M coding […]

HIPAA Compliance within Optometry

Running a successful practice in today’s competitive eye care industry requires you to be up to date and aware of everything that happens under your roof. From overseeing personnel to payroll and bookkeeping, an owner/practitioner or office manager wears many hats. One of the key areas of practice management that cannot be compromised is HIPAA […]

Optometry E/M Coding Made Easy

Optometry offices that screen for, or even treat, medical conditions such as Glaucoma should submit their medical insurance claims with the appropriate medical service code, aka Optometry E/M Coding, for proper reimbursement. The ruling agency for E/M coding is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), but other insurances have adopted those same E/M […]