TITLE

REPORT: MEDICARE CODING ERRORS SIGNAL NEED FOR PHYSICIAN EDUCATION

AUTHOR(S)
VERDON, DANIEL R.
PUB. DATE
July 2014
SOURCE
Medical Economics;7/10/2014, Vol. 91 Issue 13, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study conducted by the Office of the Inspector General in 2010 which found that at least 42 percent of Medicare claims have errors in coding. Topics covered include the 6.7 billion dollar payment of Medicare for incorrectly coded medical services, education of physicians on documentation and provision of incentives for the review of billed services. Also mentioned are the components of coding for medical services.
ACCESSION #
97750603

 

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