Navigate the coding and billing issues that affect your practice.

Coding ethically: What to do when a coding decision is made incorrectly

The AOA Ethics and Values Committee releases topical and timely case study on coding abuse and what to do about it once suspected.

4 coding changes now in effect

Given the importance of E/M services in patient care, it’s critical that all doctors of optometry are aware of these changes.

Jan. 1 coding changes—are you ready?

Evaluation and management (E/M) services are incredibly important in patient care, and it’s critical that optometry practices are aware of changes ahead. Meanwhile, the AOA and other leading physician organizations are pushing legislation that would halt Medicare payment cuts resulting from the changes.

Are your coding habits up to snuff? AOA HPI provides benchmark data

Time to review your practice’s billing and coding: Access national benchmark data for optometry practices and join an upcoming webinar to learn more about E/M code changes in 2021.

Crack the Codes

The AOA’s Coding Experts offer guidance to support doctors and staff in providing the best possible patient care while ensuring accurate reimbursements are received.
Appropriate use of modifier 25

Some doctors of optometry are billing claims with modifiers 24 and 25 at a higher rate than other eye care providers.

Changes on the horizon for evaluation and management services

There has been a lot of information disseminated by various individuals and organizations regarding upcoming changes to coding and reimbursement for E/M services. Given the importance of E/M services in patient care, it’s critical that all doctors of optometry are aware of these changes.

AOA Coding Experts gain AMA CPT appointments

AOA representatives now sit on two prestigious AMA CPT coding committees, representing optometry. Access optometric billing and coding resources from AOA’s Coding Experts.

What Medicare’s 2020 PFS changes mean for optometry

Medicare finalized its 2020 PFS with changes to E/M codes, MIPS requirements and more. How AOA’s input shaped rulemaking and what it means for doctors.

2020 updates to the ICD-10 code set

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ICD-10 Coordination Committee works with stakeholders to revise and update the code set. The new ICD-10 codes go into effect on Oct. 1.

Medicare’s virtual check-in codes

The AOA has long supported appropriate use of telehealth services that rely on an established doctor-patient relationship. CMS believes this new service can help increase efficiency.