Corporate Compliance

Medical-billing errors becoming a regular occurrence

Compliance Monitor, October 31, 2007

Overcharges on bills for doctors, medical tests, or hospitals are becoming more common, according to an Associated Press article. Nora Johnson, the director of education and hospital billing compliance for Medical Billing Advocates of America, said that eight out of every 10 hospital bills she examines contains multiple errors.

The most common areas of errors include medical-coding errors, confusion over which providers are in or out of network, and mistakes in how annual deductibles are applied. Medical-billing errors can result in overcharges that run from a few dollars to tens of thousands of dollars according to the Associated Press article.

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