California Medical Association: Avoid Common POS Errors

Place of Service (POS) codes identify where a health care service is provided, which directly affects payment. AAPC’s Managing Editor G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, recently explained several common POS coding errors and how to avoid them in an article published by California Medical Association.

“Although POS coding seems straightforward, errors are common,” he says. “For example, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed a sample of outpatient surgery claims filed in 2009 and found that 83 percent of those billed with ‘POS 11 Office’ were performed in an ASC or hospital.”

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One Response to “California Medical Association: Avoid Common POS Errors”

  1. Lucinda McGarry, CPC-P says:

    Excellent article! As a payor, we have seen an influx of POS errors; for example, we had a patient in NICU and for some reason the doctors were filing their charges with POS 99; and they argue when we tell them the POS is incorrect.

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