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Unformatted text preview: Coding System (HCPCS) does not give diagnosis information, only information about the procedure area. The purpose of HCPCS code is to process hospital treatments for outpatient services. Physicians also use these codes. ICD-9 procedure codes are required by HIPAA for the reporting procedures of hospital inpatients. The numerical codes for CPT and diagnoses are assigned by the coding team. They make these assignments based on information given by the provider. A charge is then created, following the billing rules that pertain to certain locations and carriers. People who work on the process of medical billing have to maintain patient information confidentially based on HIPAA rules. Employees must also be truthful and conduct themselves with integrity. Every procedure and diagnosis has to be correctly documented and then coded accurately to avoid any delays in payment. JOIN NOW FOR FREE...
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2011 for the course HCR 220 taught by Professor Cvibanez during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10