Becker’s ASC Review: Coding for Surgery Center GI Procedures in 2012

With the New Year in full swing, Becker’s ASC Review recently interviewed AAPC’s Shelly Cronin, CPC, CPMA, CANPC, CGSC, CGIC, CEU on coding for surgery center GI procedures this year.

Q: In your experience, what are the most common mistakes coders make with ASC GI procedures?

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Shelly Cronin: The most common mistakes coders make with ASC GI procedures are similar to those made by other coders, which would be coding from superbills rather than the operative reports, misuse of modifiers, reporting the incorrect codes for procedures performed [and] not following Medicare LCDs when applying codes to a procedure. These mistakes cause more problems than most other things because of the amount of money that could be sitting in the chart and the compliance risks that they entail.

Read the full interview here.

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