Employing proper and accurate medical coding is important to your bottom line. Undercoding can lead to earned revenue lost. Overcode, and you risk fines.
Whether it's ICD codes, CPT codes or coding compliance, the AGA provides resources to help your practice remain compliant and financially sound.
GI Coding Advisor
Optimize revenues, reduce denials, improve compliance. This web-based coding tool, created specifically for GI practices, offers the most current and authoritative information available. It is designed and regularly updated by Kathleen Mueller, from the AGA's Coding and Billing Corner. Subscribe and you will improve your bottom line. Free 14-day subscription with an online demo.
Coding & Compliance Products
“AGA Institute/PAHCS GI Coding Manual, 3rd ed.,” GI coding in an easy-to-use format. Designed for both the experienced coder and the novice.
“Policies & Procedures for the GI Practice,” maintain efficient and compliant written policies and procedures.
- What code do I use for Medicare patients the first time I see them in the hospital?
- Now that we can't use the Consultation codes for Medicare patients, what code do we use for the first visit to our office?
- What code do we bill when we are asked to see a Medicare patient in the emergency room?
Coding & Billing Quick Links
Statement on Appropriate Coding for Same Day Colonoscopy Services
(45380, 45384 and 45385)
Coding & Billing Corner
Get answers to your coding and billing questions from professional GI coding and billing specialists!
Members receive two free questions per 30-day period and pay $20 per additional question (member ID required). Nonmembers pay $35 per question (payment required at the time of request). There is no limit to the amount of questions that can be addressed.
GI Coding Programs
Gastroenterology Coding Certification Program
AGA has partnered with Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists and McVey Associates, Inc. to provide a coding certification program.
Reimbursement, Coding and Compliance Seminars
AGA partners with McVey Associates, Inc. to present coding seminars.
Gastroenterology Quarterly Update Teleconferences
Keep up-to-date on the latest coding, compliance and reimbursement changes with these in-depth, one-day seminars.