Unformatted text preview: about diagnosing people. Also, these procedure codes are a must when reporting procedure of hospital inpatients; rule regulated by HIPAA. HCPCS does not give diagnosis information but only information about the procedure area. The purpose of these codes is to process hospital treatments for outpatient services only. The only people that use these codes are physicians. There is a coding team that creates the numerical codes and diagnoses for CPT. These assignments are made based upon the information that the provider gives. Afterwards, a charge is then created following the billing rules that pertain to certain locations and carriers. Any staff member is required by HIPAA to keep any information that is learned about a patient to themselves....
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- Spring '10
- Physician, medical billing process, ICD