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The benefits of attending a 2016 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop(Comments Off on The benefits of attending a 2016 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop)

January 1, 2016

This month’s column provides an overview of ACS coding workshops, including benefits of attendance, topics covered, and registration information.

CMS creates new place of service code for outpatient care at hospitals

This month’s column summarizes the new place of service code and describes the differences between “on” and “off campus” when submitting professional claims.

The importance of detailed documentation in ICD-10

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.

ACS develops ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk to assist in billing

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.

Frequently asked questions about coding for breast surgery

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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