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Unformatted text preview: take place because it would be so obvious, however it would be the same for any procedure. Upcoding is a form of stealing from the insurance companies and Medicare. Regardless of the amount of profit that the practice makes, upcoding should not be a form of coding that should be used in any facility. Upcoding can be thought of as one main culprit of why health insurance costs for the consumers is so high. If Medicare and the insurance companies are paying more for procedures than they are supposed to be paying, they will in turn charge more in premiums for their customers. This is only the moral view of upcoding. The practicality of upcoding is that there are serious penalties and fines for anyone caught upcoding. References Encyclo. (2007, 15 October). Upcoding . Retrieved September 11, 2009, from Encyclo.co.uk: http://www.encyclo.co.uk/define/Upcoding...
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