Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus

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Cindy Young, RN, CASC

Cindy Young

Title: Administrative director
Name of ASC: Surgery Center of Farmington
City: Farmington
State: Missouri
How long has your facility been an ASCA member? Five or more years

 

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How do you train your coders and keep up with the evolving codes?

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We send our business office manager and coder to the ASCA Winter Seminar each year, as well as have them attend ASCA webinars on coding during the year. We purchase new CPT/HPCS and ICD-10 coding books for our biller/coder, which has all the updates and changes each year. Once every year, we have a professional coding audit performed on random charts. When the results of the audit come back, our management meets with the biller/coder to review and learn from the results.

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Does your ASC have a policy on pre-employment drug testing?

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Yes, every candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening prior to being considered for employment.