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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Hospital Coding:
CMS: Gastroenterologists Logged Highest Initial Hospital Visit Error Rates

Avoid making the same mistakes these doctors made. You see a patient in the hospital and perform her initial workup, then report the appropriate E/M code. Easy, right? Not exactly. According to Medicare’s most recent error rate data, gastroenterologists have the absolute highest improper payment rate for initial hospital visits. Background: CMS issued its “Appendices for the Medicare Fee-for-Service 2016 Improper [...]