It is true that surgical medical coding can be a challenging affair. It needs skill and understanding of technology, appropriate coding process needs to be followed on what procedures a surgeon performed based on the documentation.
In a way, it is like a puzzle together making sure that all the pieces is been put in the right context. Even for a seasoned coder, surgical medical coding can be difficult especially if there is more than one specialty to code. Coding errors can be detrimental, resulting in loss of revenue as well as potential issues of compliance.
Common errors with surgical medical coding range can be not reviewing the document correctly as well as billing incorrect number of units. Some of the common errors with surgical medical coding are:
♦ Procedures that are unbundled
♦ Not coding appropriate multiple procedures
♦ Missing charges with multiple procedures that are performed
♦ Not reviewing the entire document including the procedure details and coding from the operative headers
♦ Necessity of the Medical procedure not supported
♦ Incorrect usage of the modifier
♦ No documentation for the imaging guidance performed
♦ Incorrect reporting of units
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