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ASOA PROFESSIONAL // ASKED & ANSWERED

QUESTIONS
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Q:

Is it customary for scribes to
be responsible for coding the
visit (including modifiers,
etc.) in the lanes? Or is it
customary for coding to be left
to the biller/coder (who wasn't
in the room during the visit)?
ANSWERS FROM YOUR PEERS
* I think it's appropriate for the physician to code
the visit.
* I agree. Basically, the bottom line is that systems
are based on physician work and thus it is the
physician's responsibility.

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AE // July/Aug 18

Q:

Do you have the complete
job (lenses made and placed
into frame) of an eyeglass order
done at your chosen lab or are
you just ordering the lenses
and completing the job within
your in-office optical lab? I am analyzing this
to see if it still makes sense to have our
optician "edge and assemble" lenses into the
frames in-house.
ANSWER FROM A PEER
* We have outsourced optical for years. We use their
lab, their computer system, their frames on our walls
and displays, etc.  We get a complete pair back in our
office within a week which makes us (as well as the
patient) happy. 



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