Tag Archive | "Medical Coding Strategies"

Don’t Let These Coding Mistakes Cost Your Practice

Friday, September 18, 2015

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Upcoding, downcoding, and miscoding errors cost billions of dollars each year, according to a study of coding errors by the California Medicaid payer Medi-Cal. The study showed that the agency had paid more than $1 billion in inappropriate claims caused by incorrect reporting of codes — which providers had to repay. Documentation and Service Level Must Agree Upcoding was […]

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Top Tips for Workers’ Comp and Auto Insurance Claims

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Medical billing is such a simple job — you just glance at the provider’s documentation, pop some codes into the computer, and send the claim on its way, right? Ha! Of course it’s not that easy. And even for experienced coders and billers, because of the way the rules vary, workers’ comp and motor vehicle […]

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