Speaker: Intravitreal injections number one trend in ophthalmology

KOLOA, Hawaii — A speaker here said that the rate of intravitreal injections for retinal disease is by far increasing fastest, but warned Medicare reimbursement could eventually be reduced.“This procedure, bar none, is number one as far as ophthalmology is concerned,” Kevin J. Corcoran, COE, CPC, FNAO, Corcoran Consulting Group President, said at the Hawaiian Eye meeting. Culling data from the Part B Extract Summary System over 15 years, Corcoran showed the steep upward trend of reimbursed spending in the retina field, which he attributed to one thing — intravitreal (Read more...)

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