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.
2022 Optometry Billing and Coding Updates
To avoid denied claims, optometrists should make note of the 2022 ICD-10 and CPT code updates and this year's changes in the CMS Final Rule.
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.
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.
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.
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.