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This week's Medical Office Topics
- Coding Accuracy: Medical coding is a major factor in obtaining insurance reimbursement as well as maintaining patient records. Coding claims accurately lets the insurance payer know the illness or injury of the patient and the method of treatment.
- HCPCS codes are used to describe drugs, supplies, and procedures.
- CPT codes are used to describe outpatient procedures.
- ICD-9 codes are used to describe a patient's diagnosis including symptoms, diseases or disorders.