Coding

2017-18 AGA GI Resource Catalog is Now Available

June 6, 2017

Download the catalog to find resources that will address all of your professional needs.

2017-18 AGA GI Resource Catalog

May 30, 2017

Whether it’s the latest in clinical education, cutting-edge science or navigating the future of medicine, AGA has you covered. Find resources to address all of your professional needs in the GI Resource Catalog.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

May 6, 2017

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the premier meeting for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world who desire to stay up-to-date in the field.

Updates to the AGA Coding & Billing Corner

Dec. 13, 2016

As of Dec. 15, AGA members will be charged $25 per question.

Sign Up Today: 2017 CPT and ICD-10 Coding Update Webinar

Dec. 7, 2016

Register for a webinar on Dec. 20 that will help you prepare for major coding updates coming in 2017.

Help Your Practice Thrive with the AGA Coding and Billing Center

Sept. 21, 2016

Take advantage of AGA’s member benefits to make sure you code properly.

Get Answers to All of Your Coding Questions

May 9, 2016

AGA members receive two free questions per month through the AGA Coding & Billing Corner.
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What To Do When There Is No Billing Code

May 4, 2016

There are ways to get paid for a procedure for which there is no code.

2016 Duopa® Claims Must Contain New Code

Jan. 20, 2016

Claims for Duopa for dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2016, must be submitted using the HCPCS code J7340.

Medicare Refines 2016 MPFS Payments

Jan. 19, 2016

We've compiled a list of the codes that experienced the greatest reductions to the non-facility (office) setting.

Medicare Will No Longer Accept 2015 HCPCS G-Codes

Jan. 18, 2016

As of Jan. 1, 2016, Medicare now requires reporting of the corresponding CPT 2016 codes.

5 Tips to Minimize Prior Authorization Delays

Jan. 13, 2016

There are several steps you can take to facilitate approval for prior authorization.

Top New Year’s Resolutions for Your Practice

Jan. 5, 2016

AGA leaders Drs. Sarah Streett and Joel Brill provide tips to help you prepare your practice for 2016.

Colonoscopy: Screening or Surveillance?

Nov. 5, 2015

If the patient is asymptomatic, GIs would like to know if it is a screening or surveillance colonoscopy, and how should it be coded.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Claims Denied in Error

Oct. 22, 2015

A mass adjustment will be made to claims that were denied in error.

Revenue Cycle Management Best Practices

June 16, 2015

Barbara G. Tauscher provides tips to help you and your practice embrace revenue cycle management.

General Criteria for Category I and Category III Codes

June 1, 2015

General Criteria for Category I and Category III Codes

June 1, 2015

CMS Allows MACs to Change Coding on Physician Claims

April 29, 2015

GIs need to be aware that CMS is allowing Medicare Administrative Contractors to revise code claims and adjust payments, if medical records support a change.

Payors Offer Guidance on Modifier 59 and New X Subsets

April 9, 2015

Some carriers have begun offering assistance to providers on proper use of the new modifiers.

These ICD-10 Codes are No April Fools' Joke

April 2, 2015

The ICD-10 coding system was created to improve the quality and usefulness of coded data. When you review some of the new codes, however, it makes you wonder who created them.

CMS Makes Mass Adjustment of Obesity Therapy Claims for G0473

April 2, 2015

If you treat obesity with behavioral therapy, you need to be aware that the systems error that's preventing the co-insurance and deductible from being waived will be fixed by April 6.

Keeping the Small GI Practice Alive: Five Lessons Learned

March 26, 2015

The numerous federal programs in which health-care professionals need to participate uniquely affect small GI practices.

United Healthcare Pilot Laboratory Pre-notification Program Impacts Florida GIs

March 12, 2015

GIs in Florida who work with UnitedHealthcare will be required to submit pre-notification for nearly 80 different lab tests.