tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 5

Coding Update: Your Top 5 Outpatient Coding Problems...Solved!

Safeguard your reimbursement with these fast fixes Like most ASCs, chances are that a small number of procedures account for a big chunk of your case volume—and your revenues. “Even a seemingly innocuous coding error can cost you significantly over time if the error is repeated over your largest volume procedures,” says Sarah L. Goodman, MBA, CHCAF, COC, CCP, FCS, president of the consulting firm SLG, Inc., in Raleigh, N.C. Only ten procedures accounted for approximately 51.7 percent of total Medicare ASC spending, according to VMG Health’s Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2016 study. If...

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