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Cataract Surgery Coding: When Optometrist Provides Postop Care

We’ve got the modifier you need when the ophthalmic surgeon passes the baton.
Question: An ophthalmic surgeon performs cataract surgery, and then turns the patient over to the optometrist for postoperative management only. How should I code between the two providers? Do I need a modifier?
Answer: If the ophthalmic surgeon turns the patient over to the […]

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Fracture Care Coding: Mark Manipulation, Make $100+ More Per Encounter

No maybes here: Answer this question wrong and you will code incorrectly.
When your ED physician performs fracture care for a patient, be ready to pounce on evidence of manipulation, as CPT often breaks fracture care codes along the manipulation line.
The $kinny: Let’s say the physician performs closed treatment on a fractured collarbone; if she uses […]

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