HCR 220 Week 7 Checkpoint Errors and Compliance in Coding

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Checkpoint: Errors and Compliance in Coding
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Josh Gorban Double billing for the same procedures as well as medications and supplies is a common billing error. The most effective way to avoid this double billing process and prevent being overcharged is to examine the billing statement for errors. Tracking what type of procedure was performed on the patient and what medications the patient was given is an effective solution to the problem.   Another common type of billing error is charging the  patient for the wrong type of room. Ensure that if the  patient was admitted to a semi-private room, that this is  the room type he or she was billed for. A patient who  stayed in a semi-private room would not want to be billed  for a private room in error; a private room is considerably  more expensive than a semi-private room. It would be  advantageous to employ an advocate to examine the 
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2011 for the course HCR 220 taught by Professor Cvibanez during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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