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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
What the 2022 CMS Final Rule Changes Mean For Optometrists
Eyecare April 21st, 2022
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
Eyecare April 15th, 2022
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
Eyecare March 16th, 2022
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.