Coding

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.

ICD-10 Transition

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandated replacement of the ICD-9 code sets with a more robust set of ICD-10 codes has been delayed to Oct. 1, 2015. The AGA Institute has collaborated with leading organizations to provide you with various resources to help ensure your smooth transition to ICD-10. 
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Coding FAQs

  1. What code do I use for Medicare patients the first time I see them in the hospital?
  2. Now that we can't use the Consultation codes for Medicare patients, what code do we use for the first visit to our office?
  3. What code do we bill when we are asked to see a Medicare patient in the emergency room?

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The CPT Process

Learn how the AGA is involved in helping to establish and/or revise current procedural terminology codes used by CMS and payors for reimbursement.

The RUC Process

Learn how the AGA helps provide recommendations to CMS for use in updating the Medicare relative value scale.

Coding & Billing Corner

Get answers to your coding and billing questions from AAPC's certified GI coding and billing specialists!

Members receive two free questions per 30-day period and pay $9.99 for five additional questions (member ID required). For non-members, five questions may be purchased for $19.99 (payment required at the time of request).

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GI Coding Programs

Gastroenterology Coding Certification Program
AGA has partnered with the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists and McVey Associates, Inc. to provide a coding certification program. 

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Coding and Reimbursement Solutions for Gastroenterology
AGA partners with McVey Associates, Inc. to present one-day coding seminars. 

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Gastroenterology Quarterly Update Teleconferences
Keep up-to-date on the latest coding, compliance and reimbursement changes with these in-depth, qaurterly teleconferences.