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Unformatted text preview: information about procedures. HCPCS codes main purpose is to process treatments in hospitals and for outpatient services. Physicians also utilize these codes. ICD-9 codes are required by HIPPA for the purpose of reporting procedures. A medical coder or biller assigns the numerical CPT and diagnosis codes. They are able to determine these codes by the documentation of the provider. A charge is then created that follows the billing rules according to the health insurance plan. People who handle personal healthcare information are required to maintain the confidentiality of patient information based on HIPPA rules. Employees must be honest and conduct themselves in a professional manner to ensure that billing compliances are met and patient information is never misused. Every procedure and diagnosis must be correctly coded to ensure that proper payment is received and that claims are not denied....
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- Fall '09