AUTHORS: Becker - ©2010
A Guide to Coding Compliance provides you with guidelines on performing coding compliance reviews and developing a coding compliance program. Practical and fundamental discussions on the differences between coding and billing, medical necessity, reviewing techniques, educational guides and coding compliance strategies, along with case studies based upon real experiences provide you with the tools necessary for handling a range of coding compliance issues. Special attention is also given to Medicare guidelines and the importance of official coding guidelines, as well as implementation of electronic health record systems and automated coding systems. The text lays a foundation for understanding the legal requirements, payer specific instructions and the importance of quality coding.