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Review your own records to avoid Medicare paybacks

Review your own records to avoid Medicare paybacks
Primary Care Optometry News, February 2017
Charles B. Brownlow, OD

I retired from active consulting Jan. 1, 2016, but I do not think I will ever retire from being concerned about eye care, eye care patients, my optometric colleagues and the importance of excellent medical records. Indeed, Medicare would not have been repaid to the tune of $5.6 billion in 2016 if providers totally understood the importance of keeping good records.

As many of you have heard me say (or have read in this publication), the keys to excellent health care and correct billing for that care are simple. Complying with those keys apparently is not. Not complying with those keys can be very expensive.

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Review your own records to avoid Medicare paybacks

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2017
Charles B. Brownlow, OD
I retired from active consulting Jan. 1, 2016, but I do not think I will ever retire from being concerned about eye care, eye care patients, my…

ODs exempted from federal hiring freeze

February 13, 2017
Certain positions, including optometrists, are exempt from the federal hiring freeze enacted under the Trump Administration, according to Robert D…

Proposed N.C. legislation expands scope of practice to include certain laser procedures

February 8, 2017
The Enact Enhanced Access to Eye Care Act, amending the scope of practice in optometry allowing for certain laser and surgical procedures in North…

Coalition recommends changes to Contact Lens Rule

February 6, 2017
The Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. recommended sales quantity limits and email communication…

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