Unformatted text preview: does not provide information regarding the diagnosis. HIPAA requires that ICD-9 procedure codes are necessary for reporting procedures for hospital inpatients. HCPCS codes are used for process treatment by physicians and hospitals for outpatient services. The codes are assigned by a team to the numerical codes for CPT and the diagnostic code based on the description given by the provider. A charge is then created according to the billing rules pertaining to specific carriers and locations. All medical personnel and representatives working within the medical billing process must keep all patients information confidential according to the rules of HIPAA and be honest, truthful and act with integrity. In order to delay payments all diagnosis and procedures must be accurately documented and coded correctly....
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- Fall '10
- Physician, medical billing process