Coding for STD Services

Does your clinic currently code for the services you provide?

Billing a third-party payer for the services a client receives requires accurate and appropriate documentation.

Some Coding Basics:

i. ICD-9 are diagnosis codes which establish the "Why," or the underlying medical reason or condition for the services provided to a client. By October 1, 2014, ICD-9 code will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets. The implementation of ICD-10 codes has been delayed until October 1st, 2015.
ii. CPT Codes are procedure and services codes used to report the "What,"—the services and procedures delivered to a client.
iii. Modifiers are the "Additional Information" about the services rendered.
iv. HCPCS codes are the "What Else"

For a basic understanding of how to code for the provision of STD-related services and ensuring accurate chart documentation to support coding for STD services, click here to view our archived webinar.

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