AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: billing on a UB

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Philadelphia, PA

    Default billing on a UB

    AAPC: Back to School

    This is a billing question, just curious for some input as I am new to ASC billing and coding.

    My manager states that we include all written off procedures when submitting UBs. She states that these written off procedures (written off due to Incidental Procedures per our contract w/BCBS) our taken into consideration by the ins company when applying the patient's coinsurance. Also, we should not even CODE/Bill these procedures so the patient's bill is not too high!

    Anybody? I am confused!

    Thanks, Susan

  2. #2


    I have heard a lot of debate in regards to this issue myself. When we code procedures and there is another code that's incidental to the primary, I do not put that code on the bill since most payers are going to most likely deny the other procedure anyway. I'm curious also to see what other ASC's are doing if other people can write back and let us know also!!!:

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    if its incidental or bundled, why would you code it/bill it? To me this would be against standards.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-24-2015, 04:20 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-24-2012, 08:09 PM
  3. CPC owner of Medical billing service offers remote billing
    By dfallows in forum Resume Postings
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2008, 12:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.