IASIU: Fraud Prevention Strategies for Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases can bring out the worst in people and even some physicians are getting in on the act. Jeremy Reimer, CPC, president of Medical Coding Litigation Services, recently published an article in the online newsletter for the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU). Mr. Reimer discusses the coding violations he has seen unscrupulous providers attempt, including upcoding, unbundling, and inconsistent coding, and how to combat these fraudulent practices.
“The effects of coding violations are significant in a personal injury case,” Mr. Reimer says. “First, these violations work to fraudulently inflate the patient’s medical bills. Coding violations also falsify the patient’s injuries to support treatments that have been (inappropriately) rendered.”
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