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Coding Corner: How to Access Coding Information Provided by SGO

Jun 23, 2022

Kristen P. Zeligs, MD, FACOG

Medical coding and billing are integral to the healthcare revenue cycle, ensuring providers and organizations are reimbursed for services rendered. While often overlooked, getting it right can help you to get reimbursed faster and help you and your organization collect more of your total billed charges. Learning the complexities of the billing and coding processes, however, can be confusing and frustrating. SGO is here to help! Multiple resources are available online through SGO to help you capture maximum revenue for rendered services.

Coding FAQs: This invaluable coding Q&A library is available on the SGO website. Answers to many of your coding questions can be found within this resource (and even some answers to questions you never knew you had!). Read through prior answers based upon the current and usual practices in the field provided by members of the SGO Coding and Reimbursement Subcommittee. This is a great place to start for anyone looking to refine their coding skills! If your question is not answered within the FAQs, submit a new question to coding@sgo.org, and a member of the Subcommittee will respond within the month.

Find “Coding” in the dropdown under “Professional Development.”


Coding Corner: The Coding Corner is a monthly online column in SGO Issues provided by members of the SGO Coding and Reimbursement Subcommittee that highlights various coding tools. Recent Coding Corners have highlighted billing critical care E/M during the postoperative global period and NCCI edits. Check out our current or prior releases here!

Webinars: The Coding and Reimbursement Subcommittee aims to hold a minimum of two coding webinars a year: one in the spring and one in the Fall. On-demand recordings of prior webinars developed by the Coding and Reimbursement Subcommittee are available on SGO ConnectEd.

Spring Coding Webinar: Please join us for our upcoming coding webinar on Outpatient Office Billing and Basics of the Revenue Cycle to improve your understanding and utilization of complex office evaluation and management (E/M) coding, giving you the tools and knowledge to increase reimbursement and reduce claim denials. The event will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. CST on June 28, 2022. Register online today, so you don’t miss this opportunity to increase your knowledge and improve your billing/coding practices! 1.5 CEUs are provided for live participation only.

Fall Early Career Professionals Webinar: For early career professionals seeking a highly intensive coding course, keep an eye out for our early-career Coding Bootcamp that will be held in the Fall. In the meantime, you may view the on-demand recording of last year’s Coding Bootcamp here.

Kristen P. Zeligs, MD, FACOG, is a gynecologic oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY.