optometry EHR Tag

Do you know what ICD-10-CM eye-related diagnosis codes were added, deleted, or modified for fiscal year 2021? Is your ophthalmology and optometry EHR and practice management software ready for 2021 ICD-10 updates?
During the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) healthcare crisis, many eye care practices have temporarily closed or reduced office hours and are only providing urgent and emergent procedures. To protect the health of employees and patients, practices are transitioning to using optometry telehealth (remote non-clinical) and telemedicine (remote clinical) services to connect with and provide remote care to patients.
You’re an optometrist or ophthalmologist, but your patients are—simply put—people. They might be stay-at-home parents, managers, students, CEOs, retirees, or any other profession that has nothing to do with contacts and cataracts. Your patients don’t know what you know, and they don’t speak the eye care professional’s lingo.
Ransomware reached a crisis level in 2019, according to Emsisoft, and Forescout recently predicted an increase in cyber attacks. The American Medical Collection Agency data breach impacted more than 25 million patients, leading to numerous investigations and lawsuits.

Providing great patient care is the mission of your eye care practice. However, your optometry and ophthalmology practice is also a business—and you need to keep that business alive by achieving revenue goals. Heard of EHR data mining? It’s a term worth knowing if you want to grow your eye care business.