The SGO Coding Committee promotes new and revised codes to help optimize billing efficiency and reimbursement for gynecologic oncologists. These efforts ensure that the use of standard terms and descriptors to document procedures in the medical record reflect current medical practice. The Committee also works with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to provide recommendations and support for proposals through the American Medical Association to ultimately receive approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In addition, the Committee interfaces with national and government agencies on practice management and reimbursement issues.

2015 Coding Updates

SGO Coding Q & A

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SGO members and professional coders may seek coding advice and recommendations by submitting an email to Answers to incoming questions are provided by the members of the SGO Coding and Reimbursement Taskforce and represent their opinion based upon the current and usual practices in the field. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided. However, the information neither replaces information in Medicare regulations, the CPT-4 code book, or the ICD-9 CM code book; nor does it constitute legal advice. Responses to questions are intended only as a guide and are not a substitute for specific accounting or legal opinions. SGO expressly disclaims all responsibility and liability arising from use of, or reliance upon this information as a reference source, and assumes no responsibility or liability for any claims that may result directly or indirectly from use of this information, including, but not limited to, claims of Medicare or insurance fraud.

Coding Tools

These tools are provided as a resource only and are not intended to replace the information in CPT or specific payer guidelines or requirements.

Common Surgical Procedures

Medicare Global Surgery Modifiers

The Medicare Global Surgery Modifiers document lists commonly reported modifiers along with information about proper usage and documentation.

Patient Assessment Forms

SGO ConnectTM Ed

SGO offers a variety of online learning opportunities about coding and compliance issues through SGO Connect Ed, including the four-part 2012 coding webinar series.