• rss
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • linkedin

Answers to Your Questions on Coding

Internists and their patients are likely to encounter problems in dealing with Medicare's myriad of rules and regulations. It is especially important that internists are able to select the procedure code that accurately indicates the service(s) provided and the diagnosis code(s).

In order to accomplish these tasks, internists need to understand both the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) coding systems. It is also essential that internists understand Medicare's billing rules and specific policies in order to minimize the administrative burden faced by their practice and avoid scrutiny from government auditors.

The following resources are only available to ACP members and require a log in and password to access the content.

Coding Resources from ACP Internist

Variety of Coding Changes Loom for 2013
December 2012

Learn Proper Coding for Modifers 59 and 25
July/August 2012

Internists Need to Know Coding for CPAP, Observation Services
April 2011

New Billing Codes for "subsequent observation care' Services
January 2011

Quick Tips for Billing Locum Tenens Doctors
June 2010

Earn CME Credits

Earn CME Credits through attending live meetings, working online, or watching course recordings on your own schedule.

MKSAP 16 Holiday Special: Save 10%

MKSAP 16 Holiday Special:  Save 10%

Use MKSAP 16® to earn MOC points, prepare for ABIM exams and assess your clinical knowledge. For a limited time save 10% when you use priority code MKPROMO! Order now.

Maintenance of Certification:

What if I Still Don't Know Where to Start?

Maintenance of Certification: What if I Still Don't Know Where to Start?

Because the rules are complex and may apply differently depending on when you last certified, ACP has developed a MOC Navigator. This FREE tool can help you understand the impact of MOC, review requirements, guide you in selecting ways to meet the requirements, show you how to enroll, and more. Start navigating now.