Health Information Management

Championing the compliance cause: A coder's perspective on avoiding seven potential coding traps

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, April 1, 2009

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Coders have a moral and ethical responsibility to judiciously avoid reimbursement fraud and abuse at their facilities. To ensure hospital compliance, the government and accrediting bodies constantly scrutinize these facilities through various initiatives such as the recovery audit contractor program and the Office of Inspector General work plans.

But coders can still fall into compliance traps. This article provides seven to avoid.

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