Experienced gastroenterology coders are encouraged to sit for the CGIC™ exam. CGIC certification CGIC certification shows expert aptitude for coding procedures performed by gastroenterologists, such as colonoscopies, esophageal dilations, ERCP, etc.
The CGIC certification exam will test:
- Ability to read and abstract physician office notes and operative notes to apply correct ICD-10-CM, CPT®, HCPCS Level II, and modifier coding assignments
- Application of CPT® evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines
- Rules and regulations for Medicare billing — including incident to, teaching situations, shared visits, consultations, and global surgery
- Coding of surgical procedures performed by gastroenterologists such as gastric or duodenal intubation, enteroscopy, mediastinotomy, hernia repair, etc.
- Medical terminology
- Anatomy and physiology