Experienced general surgery are encouraged to sit for the CGSC™ exam. CGSC certification represents expert ability to read and dissect operative notes and apply correct ICD-10-CM, CPT®, HCPCS Level II, and modifier coding assignment when reporting general surgery procedures, such as hernia repairs, breast procedures, transplants, etc.
The CGSC 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
- Coding of surgical procedures performed by general surgeons such as gastric bypass, breast biopsy, ambulatory phlebectomy, skin graft, cholecystectomy, pancreatic resection, etc.
- 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
- Medical terminology
- Anatomy and physiology