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Get the Most Critical General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Guidance!

2016 brings coding changes for general surgery practices that could affect your pay for commonly billed services this year. In particular, you have nearly 50 code additions, deletions, and revisions. One of the biggest CPT® changes you’ll face in your general surgery practice involves procedures related to the bile ducts, or biliary tree.

Beginning January 1, you should no longer report mediastinoscopy with biopsy using 39400 (Mediastinoscopy, includes biopsy(ies), when performed), because CPT® deletes that code for 2016. Instead, you’ll have two more specific codes to choose from.

Maybe you’re still struggling with your transition to ICD-10, even though you’ve been at it for over months.

Spot potential HIPAA violations with this expert advice. We’ll help you stay out in front of any penalties your practice could face for compromising an individual’s PHI.

There is more you need to keep yourself updated with Medicare physician fee schedule, HIPAA Compliance , CCI edits, OIG work plan.

You’ll need a trusted resource to help you master these and other coding issues that could sideline your claims and stall your deserved pay.

Written by our medical coding editor Ellen Garver, CPC, and reviewed by industry experts, each issue of General Surgery Coding Alert delivers concise answers for dealing with your toughest coding and reimbursement challenges. We’ll help you ethically optimize your reimbursement, simplify your job and make your practice more profitable.

Here’s a sample of some topics we have covered in recent issues of General Surgery Coding Alert.

  • CPT® 2016: Meet Proposed Changes for Larynx Codes and More
  • Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Get These Updates to Global Surgical Package and Incident-To Billing
  • ICD-10: Perfect Your ICD-10 Claims With These 3 Tips
  • ICD-10: Location, Complications Expand Varicose Vein Options
  • ICD-10 Update: You Might Avoid Claims Denials in the Implementation Year
  • HIPAA Compliance: Get Ahead of Notification Curve for PHI Breach
  • Select Modifier for Incomplete ERCP
  • Earn $139 With Accurate Lesion Measure
  • CPT® 2016 Surgery Code Overview
  • CPT® 2016: Get Ready for 2 New Prolonged Services Codes
  • Grasp 'Incident-to' Opportunity for NPP Pay
  • Distinguish Chronic, Acute in Medical Record
  • Beware Medical Records Rules


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