AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Need general info on outpatient/facility billing

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Nashville, TN

    Default Need general info on outpatient/facility billing

    AAPC: Back to School
    What would be a good general reference/study guide for someone who is not familiar with hospital/outpatient/facility billing guidelines? I have worked the past 15 years on the physician side, and am starting a new job next week working in the hospital/facility setting..it's a totally different world..I'm up for the challenge and want to learn, just not sure where to find info.

    Len Hales, RN, BSN, CPC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    Hospital outpatient is not totally different but you need to know who is responsible for what in the facility. As in who assigns the E&M code, the coder or charge entry, and what codes are assigned thru the chargemaster, and what modifiers go thru the chargemaster. ALso know that facilities can have more that 1 E&M on the same day and there are modifiers for that as well. I am not sure about books but do a web search for OPPS and APCs and you should have more to read than you want!

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-28-2012, 02:20 PM
  2. facility outpatient 23700/29826 billing
    By mouse in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-23-2011, 01:34 PM
  3. general IVR info
    By fastewar in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-30-2010, 06:17 AM

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.