Blondie and the beast: Medical coding errors (Part I)

Summary: “When Maria spoke to the collections agency about the latest bill she’d received for her daughter’s surgery, the woman on the other end of the phone was encouraging: ‘You only owe $10,000. It WAS $44,000. You should be happy!’ Mandi Bishop writes over at Tincture. “Only $10,000. For a surgery that should not have […]

Medical coding: HCPCS codes, as well as ICD, DRG, CPT

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Medical coding: HCPCS codes, as well as ICD, DRG, CPT

(Updated, 2022) Codes, codes: a system built on codes. The medical coding numbers used in the health-care marketplace to identify procedures and items go by many names. One of the most common is the HCPCS code, for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System. It’s the system used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Are your […]