Reader’s Digest:Why a Hospital Bill Costs What It Costs

For the September edition of Reader’s Digest magazine, it looked at several ways consumers are overpaying on medical treatments, etc. AAPC was featured as part of the article under the section about doctor’s confusion about medical coding.

“It’s the job of the coder—who can be one of many coders in a hospital billing department or an office manager doubling as a coder in a neighborhood practice—to translate every single illness, treatment, and pair of crutches into a number. Those codes are critically important because they help dictate the rest of the payment stream that follows.”

Read the full article here.

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One Response to “Reader’s Digest:Why a Hospital Bill Costs What It Costs”

  1. Brian Crouch says:

    Are the ICD-10 codes available via a mobile app? I would think that could be a decent resource for patients to go over their bills before insurance claims submission.

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