Outpatient Surgery Magazine: Hospital Outpatient Surgery Coding Done Right

Outpatient surgery coding is full of challenges. AAPC member Catrena Smith, CPC wrote about this issue in the March edition of Outpatient Surgery magazine.

“For one thing, it’s often a disjointed effort. Surgical or other clinical areas enter some charges, and coding staff then perform final coding and assignment of the surgical HCPCS/CPT codes to ensure accuracy,” she wrote.

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