tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 8

You Be the Coder: Know the Correct POS for Off Campus Outpatient Service

Question: While billing for an outpatient service performed at an off campus outpatient clinic, which place of service code should I use? Mississippi Subscriber Answer: In order to report a proper place of service code, you need to first understand the official definition of off-campus. According to CMS, a campus is: The physical area immediately adjacent to the provider’s main location, Other areas and buildings that are not strictly attached to the main buildings but are situated within 250 yards of the main structure, and Any other areas determined by the CMS to be part of the provider&rsquo...

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