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Concepts review: Distinguishing between packaged and bundled services

APCs Insider, September 4, 2009

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Staff members still trying to understand the differences between packaged and bundled services now need to dig out of another quagmire—the division of Q status indicators into three subcategories.
To distinguish between bundled and packaged services, remember that bundling applies to coding and packaging applies to reimbursement, says Ardith Campbell, CPC, CPC-H, CCP. Campbell serves as president of the Professional Coders of Central Washington in Yakima, the local chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders.
Continue reading Concepts review: Sort out packaged versus bundled services” on the HCPro Web site. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the September issue.

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