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.
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: