Health Information Management

Championing the compliance cause: a coder’s perspective on avoiding seven potential coding traps

APCs Insider, April 17, 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 OIG Work Plans.

Christina Benjamin, MA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, presents several compliance traps that coders should avoid. You can read the complete article on the HCPro, Inc. Web site. Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies subscribers have free access to this article in the April issue via their online subscriptions.



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