The basics of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) coding and billing aren’t hard to master, but they do differ from physician and facility requirements. The following overview will help you know what’s most important in the ASC setting. Definition of ASC To understand correct coding and billing for an ASC, you must first understand what an ...
May 1st, 2012
With a trend moving toward hospital care, consider chargemaster basics. By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC As more physicians head under the hospital umbrella to furnish cost-effective care, opportunities are opening for coders in the facility environment. Your doctor may be considering a move ...
Dec 12th, 2008
For six consecutive years, Today’s Surgicenter has brought together the best and the brightest people and facilities in the ambulatory surgery center industry as part of its annual “Who’s Who in the Ambulatory Surgery Industry.” This year, AAPC member Donna SanGiovanni was named in the “Who’s Who” in the ASC industry. Congrats, Donna! Full Article ...
Jan 1st, 2008
Modeling ASCs on APC Elements Means New Approaches Needed By A. Scott Freathy, MD, CPC The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and implement a revised ambulatory surgery center (ASC) payment system by Jan. 1, 2008. The final rule was published ...