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Unformatted text preview: sure there are no typo errors, incorrect dates or any double billing has occurred. If the patient does find an error then they can submit a letter telling the problem and letting them know the correct data. The improper coding can lead to incorrect payments for Medicare claims which is controlled by the Medicare national correct coding initiative. There are coding policies of the CCI are derived from the coding guidelines of the national medical societies. This is Medicares payment policy and coverage local and nationwide. Medicare analyzes of standard surgical and medical practices and also CPT coding conventions. There are thousands Of CPT code combinations that are used by Medicares computer system for checking all claims. The CCI is able to prevent patients being billed for two different procedures that would be impossible to have done at the same time. This helps reduce errors and waste....
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- Spring '11