An ODwire.org member reports that based on the latest CMS data, Only 409 optometrists reported CPT code 65778 (placement of an amniotic membrane) in 2017.
That 409 docs represents approximately 1% of the total number of practicing ODs in the US.
That, in our opinion, is both disappointing and shocking.
And represents a major missed opportunity both for patient and doctor alike.
Read more about the statistics, and why so few docs are working with amniotic membrane technology.
Do you utilize amniotic membranes in your practice?
If not, why not?
… and if you’re interested in the topic, also take a listen to an interview we did with Dr. Sheila Morrison of UH on the importance of amniotic membranes to practitioners today:
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