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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Part B Errors:
CMS: Upper GI Endoscopy Represented $36 Million in Improper Payments Last Year

Gastroenterologists also saw high error rates for subsequent hospital visits. Gastroenterology practices are almost certain to report upper GI endoscopy (EGD) codes on a weekly basis, but just because you report these codes frequently doesn't mean you're reporting them correctly. That's the takeaway from a recent Medicare report, which states that 9.1 percent of EGD claims submitted to Part B [...]