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Errors and Compliance strategies

Errors and Compliance strategies - The three most common...

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The three most common causes of errors in coding and billing are typos, incorrect dates, and double billing. Typos or typing mistakes commonly occur when entering patient information such as their name and address. Incorrect dates can be part found in a few different areas such as the amount of time a patient spent in the hospital. A patient may of been in the hospital for 5 days, but the charges ends up being for 10 days. Another example would be that a patient has a surgical procedure performed that took one hour, but the patient was instead billed for three hours. Double billing occurs when a health care provider attempts to bill a patient for two procedures when the patient only had one, or the patient was given one pill and is billed for two. The errors in billing and coding can be solved in a variety of ways. Patients need to be proactive and check the bills that they receive from providers to make sure that statements do not have errors such as typos, incorrect dates, or that double billing has happened. If a patient does discover an error they can contact the
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