tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2012 Issue 2

Radiology Billing: Coding for Multiple Locations? Clue in to the Latest on Proper Place of Service Assignments

  Latest Medicare info directs you to focus on where the beneficiary was at time of service. Selecting the correct place of service for radiology interpretation and report has always been a tricky prospect for some coders, especially if you report services for the physician in his office and other locations. Now you can get every claim right the first time, thanks to recent CMS guidance. Lowdown: According to MLN Matters MM7631, the POS (place of service) code you put on the claim needs to reflect the “setting in which the beneficiary received the face-to-face service.” Several...

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