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.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has mandated the replacement of the ICD-9 code sets with a more robust set of ICD-10 codes, effective Oct. 1, 2014. The AGA Institute has collaborated with leading organizations to provide you with various resources to help ensure your smooth transition to ICD-10.
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.
- 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?
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 Quick Links
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 the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists and McVey Associates, Inc. to provide a coding certification program.
Coding and Reimbursement Solutions for Gastroenterology
AGA partners with McVey Associates, Inc. to present one-day coding seminars.
Gastroenterology Quarterly Update Teleconferences
Keep up-to-date on the latest coding, compliance and reimbursement changes with these in-depth, qaurterly teleconferences.