Coding and Billing

ICD-10: PEN Has the Tools You Need to Succeed

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A major transition, like the implementation of ICD-10, requires strong support from industry partners. To ensure practice owners have the tools they need to remain proficient and profitable during this significant change, Primary Eyecare Network (PEN) has released updates of its billing tools, including its most popular product, 2015 Common Diagnosis Codes Cards.

PEN created Common Diagnosis Codes Cards 15 years ago in response to requests for a more efficient method of finding codes for their optometric practices than searching the entire codebook. This product quickly became one of the most sought-after tools for doctors wishing to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of their billing department.

The 2015 edition of the Common Diagnosis Codes Cards will be a time saver for any optometric practice as they convert to using ICD-10 codes for billing. As an added bonus, it includes an expanded key that will help doctors choose the correct ICD-10 code extension.

“We have included more than 1,000 codes covering 350 of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in eyecare to help practitioners and staff easily access the codes they will be using on a daily basis,” says PEN Marketing and Education Manager Mary Eastwood, OD, FAAO. “With more than 68,000 codes in the new system, this easy-to-use reference will be a valuable resource for every eyecare practice.”

Common Diagnosis Codes Cards are conveniently produced as letter-sized laminated cards, and are available in two varieties: 1) categorized into sections such as cataract/lens, conjunctiva, cornea, eyelids, retinal disorders, etc., with 10 to 25 of the most common diagnoses for each correlating subject and 2) diagnosis codes for scanning laser procedures. All categories and diagnoses are alphabetized for easy reference.

These cards, and other PEN products, are updated annually and are specific to optometry. Doctors use the cards as a handy and easy-to-use reference in both the exam room and the billing department.

The cost for one set of cards is $19 for PEN Members and $22 for non-members. When purchasing two or more sets, the cost per set drops to $17 for PEN Members and $19 for non-members.

For more information, and to purchase PEN’s 2015 Common Diagnosis Codes Cards, visit http://PrimaryEye.net/publications

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