Ophthalmology is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the eye and visual system. This course provides an overview of the ophthalmology procedures and services classified in the Medicine section of CPT, including eye exams and special services such as refractive state determination and visual field exams, ophthalmoscopy, contact lens services, ocular prosthetics, and spectacle services (i.e., glasses). This course also introduces the learner to the guidelines and common modifiers pertaining to the ophthalmology codes in the Medicine section of CPT. The course will focus on identifying the appropriate coding for procedures in the Medicine Section using case studies and scenarios. A current copy of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), Professional Edition is strongly recommended to optimize your understanding of the content covered.
This activity is approved for 1.5000 contact hours.
“This program has been approved for 1.5000 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.”
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview
Overview of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology Procedures Overview
Special Ophthalmological Services
Section 3: Format and Guidelines
CPT Ophthalmology Procedure Format
CPT Ophthalmology Coding Guidelines
Other Coding Guidelines
Professional and Technical Components
Section 4: Coding Ophthalmology Procedures
Coding Ophthalmology Procedures
Section 5: Coding Application: Ophthalmology Procedures
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Case Study 3
Case Study 4
Case Study 5
Section 6: Conclusion
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