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The California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CAEPS) is the only statewide organization representing California ophthalmologists and their patients. CAEPS' activities include public education about important eye health care concerns, legislative advocacy, interaction with third party payers about reimbursement and coverage issues, and continuing medical education for ophthalmologists and their staffs.
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Practice Management Dollar$ and Sense: Modifier 25 as an Audit Target
A US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Audit of a southern California retina practice reported in March resulted in recoupment requests of $398,625 under the Medicare program.
for E/M services in addition to the intravitreal injections with
Modifier -25 that was felt not to meet the standard of "Significant,
separately identifiable Evaluation and Management (E/M) by the same
physician or other qualified health care professional on the same day of
the procedure or other service," was a significant finding of the audit.
This new video -- which is typically a "members only" benefit -- is being shared publicly because of its importance in helping ensure the integrity of the Medicare Program.