Outsourcing: It’s Not All or Nothing. 3 reasons optometry practices outsource a piece of their RCM.

Outsourcing: It’s Not All or Nothing

By Melissa Jacobson, Operations Manager When the subject of outsourcing comes up, the office mood can tighten. Staff can feel threated as they wonder, Will my role be eliminated? Am I not doing a good enough job? In some cases, the job simply isn’t getting done, and outsourcing every aspect of the function is a necessity for practice survival. High …

Commonly Misused Coding Modifiers: Definitions and examples to help you get it straight.

Commonly Misused Coding Modifiers

By Melissa Jacobson, Operations Manager Modifiers are complicated. Using the incorrect procedure modifiers—or missing them altogether—can lead to denials. Denials, of course, mean delays in payment, or worse, non-payment. As a refresher, below are commonly misused coding modifiers for optometry insurance billing. Modifier 25 “Used for significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician on the same …