By Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD,
and Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD
ROB Professional Editors
Oct. 4, 2017
You have a resource for learning about coding and billing that you might not know about: The Medicare Learning Network, a learning tool created by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The content found in this web site is free. Take this week to explore this web site and increase your knowledge base of Medicare.
The following screen shot gives an overview of what is available on the home page. Notice at the top of the page there is information about Medicare-Medicaid Coordination; Regulations & Guidance; and Research, Statistics, Data & Systems. Go down one line to find Publications & Multimedia; Events & Training; and Provider Compliance information.
Click on the Medicare button at the top of the page to open many educational resources. This next screen shot gives you an idea of the wealth of information that is available … and this screen shot shows just a part of what is available under the Medicare button.
Click on the “Web-Based Training” section of the home page shown by the arrow below to…
…open up the resources such as: Basics of Medicare Parts 1, 2, & 3; Your Office in the World of Medicare; Diagnosis Coding Using ICD-10; Medicare Secondary Payer Provisions; and much more.
As you explore this web site, you will find resources that you can use in your internal doctor and staff educational programs. Some of the resources you discover you will want to make mandatory. Take the time to learn how to use this web site. It’s worth the effort.