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ICD-10 for Optometry & Ophthalmology
Digital Seminar

ICD-10 for Optometry & Ophthalmology

Jeffrey P. Restuccio
5 Hours 44 Minutes
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Dec 30, 2015
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Greater Accuracy for Better Reimbursement
Due to the impending transition to the ICD-10 on October 1, 2014, managers, coders, billers, and providers need to be prepared to make the switch as smoothly and as accurately as possible. The new system contains about 5 times more codes compared to ICD-9—that’s 69,000 codes, not to mention the new layout of how the codes are organized. While the increase in the volume of codes seems formidable, much of the increase is due to bilateral eye diagnosis codes (right, left, bilateral, non-bilateral, and unspecified). For example, currently procedures are reported with modifiers RT and LT. With ICD-10, most Eyecare diagnoses will be reported by eye or eyelid. The second major issue is specificity. More codes will mean more specific descriptions of diagnoses.

That being said, there are numerous organizational and managerial tasks that need to be performed in preparation for ICD-10. These include, but are not limited to, preparing and implementing a training program, reworking fee tickets, updating practice management software, establishing documentation policies, and an internal audit system to ensure accuracy, compliance, and maximum reimbursement. Don’t wait; the time to act is now! Be prepared for this transition by learning from a certified coding expert with more than 15 years of experience.




  • ICD-10 guidelines overview
  • Practice management system
  • Electronic medical records system
  • What will you use? A book, a cheat sheet, or a look-up program to select the new ICD-10 codes?
  • Integrate the new ICD-10 codes into the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) and medical necessity requirements of carriers



  • What is GEMS?
  • What are the new guidelines that I need to know?
  • How much time should I allocate toward ICD-10 training?
  • To-do list of tasks that must be performed before October 1, 2014
  • The importance of eye anatomy to ICD-10 coding
  • The importance of medical terminology for ICD-10 coding
  • Why a crosswalk is a first step but not sufficient for accurate coding



  • Establishing a training schedule
  • Reworking the clinic fee ticket
  • Learning the structure, organization, and unique features of ICD-10-CM
  • Using assessment tools to identify areas of strength/weakness in medical terminology and medical record documentation
  • Pre-implementation audit of the assessment documentation by providers
  • Review any documentation from carriers concerning ICD-10
  • Review your practice management and your EMR system
  • Developing good coding and documentation habits
  • Establish a ICD-10 review team



  • Common Eyecare acronyms and how they translate to ICD-10
  • Bilateral and non-bilateral codes
  • Eyelid ICD-10 codes
  • Signs and symptoms codes not specifically related to Eyecare
  • Injuries and accident codes
  • Top peripheral codes (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, etc.)
  • Late effect codes now listed as “sequela”
  • Foreign body codes



  • Reduce denied claims
  • Reduce improperly documented claims
  • Report accurately all ICD-10 codes
  • Develop good documentation, coding and billing habits early

Audit-proof your clinic


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JEFFREY P. RESTUCCIO, CPC, CPC-H, MBA, is a certified professional coding instructor specializing in Eyecare coding, billing and documentation with over fifteen years of experience. Since 2007, Mr. Restuccio has conducted more than 185 seminars, nationwide, on coding and billing for Eyecare to thousands of Optometrists and Ophthalmologists and their staff. For the past 15 years, he has provided consulting services to local and national health care companies, specializing in coding and reimbursement for physician practices. Mr. Restuccio frequently conducts chart audits, operational assessments, and software selection and implementation of new billing systems. In total, he has audited more than 10,000 medical records.

Besides speaking and consulting, Mr. Restuccio is the principle owner of, and performs mini-audits and Webinars specifically for Eyecare for He is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders. To learn more about Mr. Restuccio or his consulting services, please visit or

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Coding and Billing Personnel, Medical Records Personnel, Office Managers, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Assistants, Revenue cycle staff, Reimbursement staff



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