tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 10

Reader Question: Learn 2 New POS Codes for 2016

Question: I heard a rumor that we’ll have new place of service codes for hospital outpatient encounters next year. Can you tell me anything about that? Colorado Subscriber Answer: You heard correctly. In 2015, you use place of service (POS) code 22 for outpatient hospital services. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, and implemented Jan. 4, 2016, you’ll have two updated POS codes to consider for outpatient services, as follows: POS 19 (Off Campus - Outpatient Hospital) — Descriptor: A portion of an off-campus hospital provider based department which provides diagnostic, therapeutic (both surgical and nonsurgical), and rehabilitation services...

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