Coding Errors

ASC Revenue Leak Tip

There are several ways to help ensure your coding results in optimum, accurate reimbursement:

  • Employ certified coders.

  • Provide coders with updated reference materials, such as coding editing software and current CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS books.

  • Provide direct access to procedure note transcription.

  • Ensure coders receive necessary implant information/invoices.

  • Check all coders' accuracy with regular internal audits. If you have more than one experienced coder, have them audit each other’s work.

  • Establish a regular, internal coding audit schedule (at least quarterly).

  • Check accuracy of procedure code optimization, modifiers, implant billing and compliance.

  • Schedule annual coding audit by independent company.

Access the first tip in this series on "Up-Front Financial Counseling and Collections Not Completed." The next tip in the series will address bank deposit issues that can contribute to revenue leaks.

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