Looking forward – December 2016(Comments Off on Looking forward – December 2016)
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides a summary of ACS achievements in 2016.
This month’s column provides an overview of ACS coding workshops, including benefits of attendance, topics covered, and registration information.
Suggestions for avoiding overuse or misuse of modifier 25 to reduce the risk of an audit and repayment demand by payors are detailed in this month’s column.
The second volume of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, scheduled to be released in early 2017, describes operations for cancers of the esophagus, stomach, rectum, thyroid, and skin (melanoma).
This month’s column describes the member engagement opportunities offered through the ACS Operation Giving Back program and the ACS Archives.
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