First Insight Blog

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) will be making minor ICD-10-CM code changes to 90 eye-specific codes that become effective October 1, 2017. There are 57 new codes, 25 revised codes and 8 deleted codes for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2017 forward.
In the past few months, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been increasing the number of meaningful use audits for providers who received EHR incentives, to ensure providers met requirements. CMS will conduct two types of meaningful use audits: post-payment and pre-payment. 
Researching unpaid or denied eye care claims is a time-consuming and frustrating process for optometry and ophthalmology practices. On average, more than 25% of lost practice revenue comes from poor medical billing and revenue cycle management practices. According to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the average cost of reworking a claim is $25.
Keeping your patients engaged in their healthcare and using a patient portal is a critical part of running a successful optometry and ophthalmology practice. If you want to remain competitive and keep up with the younger generation, it’s important to offer easier ways to interact with your patients 24/7.
First Insight is making it easier for eye care practices to reduce past-due balances, increase revenue, eliminate data entry errors, and get paid faster with the Advanced Patient Portal “Online Bill Pay” module. Online Bill Pay integrates with MaximEyes EHR and practice management software, and it is powered by Vantiv Integrated Payments, a leading credit card processor that streamlines credit card transactions and reporting. 
Is your ophthalmology or optometry practice getting your money’s worth with your in-house billers or eye care billing service? Choosing the best medical billing service is more than just finding someone to process claims.If you are considering outsourcing your medical billing, and are still on the fence about making the leap, here are eight reasons to help you decide.