Thomas Cheezum, OD, CPC, COPC

Thomas Cheezum, OD, CPC, COPC

After 40 years in clinical optometric practice, Thomas Cheezum has dedicated the last few years to the areas of medical billing, coding, and record keeping. He is a Certified Professional Coder and a Certified Ophthalmology Professional Coder. He performs records audits for offices and lectures on the topics of billing, coding, and record keeping.

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Resources
The Optometrist's Guide to Coding and Billing for Laser Procedures
Coding & Billing
The Optometrist's Guide to Coding and Billing for Laser Procedures

In some states optometrists can now perform certain laser surgical procedures. Learn how to correctly document medical necessity, code, and bill for these procedures to avoid denied claims.

October 21, 2022
What the 2022 CMS Final Rule Changes Mean For Optometrists
Coding & Billing
What the 2022 CMS Final Rule Changes Mean For Optometrists

Get an overview of changes covered in this year's CMS Final Rule, including tele-optometry, CPT codes, and MIPS—and learn how they may affect your practice.

April 21, 2022
Payment Denied! Common Optometric Billing and Coding Mistakes
Coding & Billing
Payment Denied! Common Optometric Billing and Coding Mistakes

In many cases, billing and coding mistakes are responsible for denial. Learn some of the most common mistakes optometry practices make and how to avoid them.

April 15, 2022
How to Code and Bill for Prolonged Services: Top CPT Codes for Low Vision and TBI
Coding & Billing
How to Code and Bill for Prolonged Services: Top CPT Codes for Low Vision and TBI

With the ability to more easily bill for prolonged services, it is more important than ever for providers to develop excellent documentation habits to avoid an insurance audits. Here are some top tips from a CPC.

March 16, 2022