tci General Surgery Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 12

Reader Question: Pinpoint POS Codes with This Quick Guide

Question: I have heard that MACs are paying close attention to our place of service (POS) codes due to an OIG report showing that incorrect POS has cost the government millions of dollars. My billing personnel have been using only a few codes until now, and would appreciate some easy guidance to help them ensure they’re correctly reporting POS — can you help? Utah Subscriber Answer: You are correct, the OIG did identify that MACs wasted a lot of money ($33.4 million) for incorrectly coded services that took place between Jan. 2010 and Sept. 2012. However, the...

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