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Unformatted text preview: decimal point. When it comes to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) this one does not give you any type of diagnosis information, only the information about the procedure area and what’s going on with that. Now the real purpose for the HCPCS is for mainly outpatient treatments. It may also be known that some doctors may use these codes for some things also. The ICD-9, all there codes are mandatory by HIPPA to report all the procedures of all inpatients. Then the different codes that are for CPT are different diagnoses that are assigned by whatever coding team may be using them. The patient or the insurance company is then charged and mailed a bill that pertains to their sort of restrictions or whatever their process is. All the people that work with the medical billing process must be truthful, keep all information confidential and must be ran by all the important HIPPA laws and restrictions. References www.google.com www.hippa.org...
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- Spring '10
- Physician, insurance companies, medical billing process, Luci Shipley, Jessie Oliver