What is ambulatory surgery coding?

Ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) are dedicated outpatient surgical settings, and as such, are reimbursed according to specific regulations and industry standards that fall under Medicare, Medicaid, and contractual financial agreements with private health insurers. …

What is ASC coder?

Coding for Ambulatory Surgery Centers is a specialty unto itself. It is a facility service, but Medicare requrires ASC’s to send their bills to the professional fee (Part B) payers, but using the facility fee (Part A) claim form. There is a whole different set of regulations and bundling edits to use for ASCs.

What is ASC payment?

Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Approved HCPCS Codes and Payment Rates. The ASC payment group determines the amount that Medicare pays for facility services furnished in connection with a covered procedure.

What is the highest paying coding Certification?

AAPC Certification for Salary Growth Certified Professional Coders (CPCs) obtain a mean wage of $51,454 each year. Certified Outpatient Coding (COC) specialists make a mean yearly salary of $58,822. The highest income average belongs to Certified Physician Practice Managers (CPPM) who bring home $64,666 per year.

Do you code preoperative diagnosis?

Most pre-op exams will be coded with Z01. 818. The ICD-10 instructions say to use the preprocedural diagnosis code first, and then the reason for the surgery and any additional findings. Evaluations before surgery are reimbursable services.

Do you code preoperative or postoperative diagnosis?

For ambulatory surgery, code the diagnosis for which the surgery was performed. If the postoperative diagnosis is known to be different from the preoperative diagnosis at the time the diagnosis is confirmed, select the postoperative diagnosis for coding, since it is the most definitive.

What is an ASC administrator?

The Administrator plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the activities for the clinical and business operations of the facility.

What is ASC fee?

How does the credentialing process for CASAC work?

The first step in the credentialing process is the submission of a CASAC application to the OASAS Credentialing Unit. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, are reviewed in the order they are received, and will remain active for five years from the date of postmark.

What are the requirements for a CASAC trainee certificate?

Applicants may be considered for a CASAC Trainee certificate upon satisfying a minimum of: 350 clock hours of the required education and training

How to become a Certified ASC coder for Ambulatory Surgery Center?

Certified ASC Coder (CASCC ™) Credential The Ambulatory Surgery Center Coder exam was developed by a team of leading ASC coding professionals. Those coders with sufficient experience and expertise in ASC coding are encouraged to sit for the CASCC ™ exam. The CASCC ™ examinee will be tested on:

What do I need to renew my CASAC license?

-CASAC Master Level: A copy of your Master’s Degree (or higher) in an approved Human Services field and proof of completion of the 30-hour Clinical Supervision Foundations (CSF) I and II training (s).