Optometry ­Glaucoma Screenings

Have you implemented glaucoma screenings in your optometry practice? If not, then this article will hopefully give you some insights as to the benefits and approach of glaucoma management. Currently all states allow optometrists to manage glaucoma. For example, in California, the California Access to Vision Bill (Senate Bill 1406) was passed in 2008, which […]

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 […]

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 […]