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Unformatted text preview: when patients sign their patient right to privacy, which follows HIPAA regulations. HIPAA regulations also are used to retrieve demographic, insurance, medical, and financial information. ICD and CPT codes are added at patient check out. ICD codes are three digit diagnostic codes. CPT codes are for procedures and contain five digits. CPT codes are categorized into three categories. Category I are description codes that explain the procedure. Category II codes are to track performance for medical goals. Category III are temporary codes are for services emerging and not yet recognized. For any services provided at a hospital or an outpatient facility receive an HCPCS code. ICD, CPT, and HCPCS are references that contain the medical codes for all services provided by a physician....
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- Spring '11
- Physician, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, medical billing process, CPT codes