CMA Practice Resources:Be Spot-on in Place of Service Coding
“Place of service (POS) codes indicate the setting in which a health care service was provided. There are approximately 50 POS codes,” wrote G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, Director of Editorial Development for the AAPC in the July edition of CMA Practice Resources.
“All staff should know that POS codes affect reimbursement. Double check POS prior to claims submission and make POS coding part of your internal auditing process. If possible, change billing software so that place of service does not default to “physician office,” but requires billing personnel to enter the POS.”
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