May 1st, 2012
Place of service errors are on the OIG hit list, so be sure your coding is up to par. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has included place-of-service (POS) errors as an area for review in its ...
In Audit
Sep 20th, 2011
If you’re doing outpatient surgery in a facility, make sure you’re reporting the right place-of-service (POS) code. After finding 83 percent of a sample of POS 11 claims miscoded and overpaid in 2009, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recommended several actions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in a Sept. 7 ...
In Billing
Oct 19th, 2009
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), billing staff often do not know where their physicians performed certain services, such as diagnostic test interpretations. Either that or they simply do not understand place of service (POS) codes enough to make informed decisions. “The use of office or POS code 11 in certain situations ...
In CMS
Aug 3rd, 2009
A recent Office of Inspector General Investigation (OIG) audit finds physicians generally code the place of service (POS) incorrectly on claims they submit to Medicare Part B carriers. OIG: Physicians Generally Miscode POS was last modified: June 8th, 2016 by admin aapc...
Jun 1st, 2009
By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Erika Heiges, MPH, CHES, senior health educator with HealthEd in Clark, NJ recently asked Coding Edge, “Which CPT® code is appropriate when a provider instructs a patient how to inject a self-administered drug?” Self-injection Training is… Self-injection training often is provided by a non-physician practitioner (NPP), and includes educating ...