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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