Advance: Behind the Scenes of Common Billing and Coding Errors
If you’ve ever had a bill come to your house with a price tag attached that knocked you over you likely have wondered how this mistake happened. Former AAPC Coding Educator Specialist, June Morgan, CPC, CCA highlighted this all-to-common problem in the most recent “Coding Corner” for Advance for Health Information Professionals.
“In most cases, the person doing the billing did not intentionally submit a claim with the incorrect information,” she wrote. “Many factors go into billing a medical visit encounter. The office person responsible for billing your office visit has to work with more than 80,000 diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and 7,800 CPT procedure codes. The person also must follow additional guidelines to ensure accurate and correct coding.”
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