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Running head: EVALUATING COMPLIANCE STRATEGIES 1 Evaluating Compliance Strategies Nicole A. Suddeth HCR/220 12/11/2011 Axia College of University of Phoenix
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EVALUATING COMPLIANCE STRATEGIES 2 Evaluating Compliance Strategies Compliant billing can be difficult to apply but if you use these strategies I am about to discuss it may help. When billing patients for services or procedures it must be right, because if not they may be billed wrong. Also when coding for medicine or procedure that is about to be performed if it is coded wrong, then the wrong medicine maybe given. If the wrong medicine is given it could mean the patient could get worse than they were or even be life threating. The first strategy for compliance talked about in our text on page 212 is defining bundle codes and knowing global periods. The medical biller or coder needs to know what procedures are used in certain code bundles, so that they do not unbundle them. Medical billers and coders should become familiar with Medicare’s CCI list of bundling rules, since it is the most used set of rules. Also if payers have their own set of bundle codes then medical billers and coders need to have access to those too. There so many different codes to be used depending on who they
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