Coding and practice management corner
The benefits of attending a 2016 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop(Comments Off on The benefits of attending a 2016 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop)
This month’s column provides an overview of ACS coding workshops, including benefits of attendance, topics covered, and registration information.
This month’s column summarizes the new place of service code and describes the differences between “on” and “off campus” when submitting professional claims.
Guidelines for transitioning to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), including information about clinical documentation implementation programs are provided in this month’s column.
To assist surgeons with the transition to ICD-10, the ACS has developed an ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM crosswalk of the most frequently reported general surgery diagnosis codes.
This column responds to some frequently asked coding questions related to breast cancer operations, sentinel node biopsy, ultrasound-guided core biopsies, excision with wires, intraoperative assessment of margins, and more.
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