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How to Prevent Medical Billing Mistakes

Although the government has instituted standardized coding for medical billing, a huge amount of mistakes are made annually and by one account mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, those mistakes are made on 30 to 80 percent of all medical bills. While this particular article was written just prior to the institution of standardized coding laws, it may even be a greater problem now due to the legislated standardized codes put in place. Just imagine thousands upon thousands of codes for anything from a visit to the doctor to surgery to pharmaceuticals. You can see how easy the transposition of…