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Beware the Long Reach of the Prosecutor
By Gretchen Segado, MS, PCS, CPC, CCP-P

The importance of correct place-of-service codes on a claim form is an often overlooked part of many billing and compliance programs. Place-of-service (POS) coding errors are significant enough to have been identified by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in several of its reports. In January 2005, an audit by the OIG determined that some medical practices were reporting claims with an incorrect POS.

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