Coding Information & Resources

(7/15/10)  Updated Medicare 2010 Fee Schedule - You can download the revised Medicare fee schedule for dates of service June 1 through November 30, 2010 from the Contractor's website at

2009 Coding Changes
Physician Quality Reporting Initative
2009 PQRI Measure Specifications
2010 Coding "Cheat Sheet":  PDF file
2009 Coding "Cheat Sheet"

Medicare & Coding News from the ISEPS

2013 Articles

-- NEW!  PQRS and ePrescribing. (May 2013)  Read full article
-- Congress Delays Fee Cuts; 2013 fee schedule implementation.  Read full article

2012 Articles
-- ePrescribing Incentives & Penalties (June 2012).   Read full article.

ICD-9 Changes Effective October 1, 2011 (PDF files)
-- Joy Newby's article highlighing the changes:  CLICK HERE
-- Complete list of diagnosis codes effective 10/1/11:  CLICK HERE

ePrescribing Deadlines (June 2011)
-- Article by Joy Newby that addresses ePrescribing issues and deadlines.  (PDF file)

(2/13/11) Correction - ISEPS/COS Joint Conference Presentation
-- Article that corrects & clarifies information provided by Joy Newby in her presentation at the 2011 ISEPS/COS Joint Conference concerning CPT 0192T, Insertion Anterior Segment Aqueous Drainage Device

Coding Articles (December 2010)
-- Medicare Update for 2011 -- click here for complete article
-- CPT Changes effective January 1, 2011 -- click here for complete article

Consultation Codes, new rules (November 2009) - click here for complete article

PQRI & Electronic Prescribing (December 2009) - click here for complete article

Fraud & Abuse Training (December 2009) - click here for complete article

Medicare PECOS Enrollment (11/2/09) - click here for complete article

Updated information about Surety Bond rules (9/14/09) - click here for complete article
   -- Information about non-Medicare patients and surety bond rules - click here

ICD-9 Codes for 2010 

September 2010 News and Information (article in PDF format)
 -- Optical dispensery claim filing

September 2009 News and Information
-- Surety Bonds Exemption Applies to Physicians Wholey-owned Optical Dispenseries
-- CMS Corrects Mistake with Payment Indicators
-- New Code for Avastin
-- WPS Adds Diagnosis Code for Ophthalmic use of Avastin
-- Physicians urged to Verify NPPES Records are Current

August 2009 News and Information 
-- CMS Proposes to Eliminate Payment for Consultation Codes
-- Surety Bond Information Update
-- PQRI Update
-- Private Fee-for-Service Medicare Advantage - chart reviews
-- Recovery Audit Contractors Post First Set of Issues for Review

April 29, 2009
Surety Bond Requirements for DMEPOS Suppliers

March 2, 2009
Important Information for Providers Serving Medicare Beneficiaries Enrolled in Private Fee-for-Service Plans