HCR 220 Week 7 checkpoint

HCR 220 Week 7 checkpoint - error on your statement you can...

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HCR 210 Week 7 Checkpoint Errors and compliance in Coding Checkpoint Double billing, Typos, and Incorrect dates are the most common causes of billing and coding errors. When the company is trying to bill you for twice for a procedure you only had done once this is called double billing. Patients sometimes get double billed on simple things like pills they have taken, for example you could be charged for two pills when you only take one. Another common billing and coding error are Typo’s. A Typo could be the name or address of patient spelled incorrectly. Another common billing and coding error is incorrect dates. Incorrect dates could be that you only stayed in the hospital for nine days but they are charging you for 12 days. Another incorrect date could be that you had surgery that lasted one hour and they are billing you for three hours. Solutions for coding and billing errors are to double check your statements when they come in to make sure there are no incorrect dates, typo’s, or double billing. If you notice an
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Unformatted text preview: error on your statement you can write a detail letter, if you receive no response then you can also contact the consumer protective office in your state. The Medicare National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) controls improper coding that would lead to inappropriate payment for Medicare claims. CCI has coding policies based on coding conventions in CPT, Medicare’s national and local coverage and payment policies, National medical societies’ coding guidelines, and Medicare’s analysis of standard medical and surgical practice. CCI has thousands of CPT code combinations that are used by computers in the Medicare system to check claims. CCI prevents billing two procedures that could not possibly have been performed together. CCI requires physicians to report only the more extensive version of the procedure performed and disallows reporting of both extensive and limited procedures....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course HCR 220 taught by Professor Cvibanez during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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