Of all the specialties, ophthalmology practices have been hit the hardest in terms of diagnostic code changes. The grand total comes in at just over 100 updates, so we’ve got a lot of ground to cover!
In addition to new neoplasm codes, you’ll have several more options for disorders of the eyelid, lacrimal system, and orbit — including paralytic ectropion, cicatricial lagophthalmos, rosacea conjunctivitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, and others. As with most code changes this year, CMS is aiming at greater specificity.
For more, read on at CodingInstitute.com: