Which of the following is an example of unethical or illegal coding?

Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
which of the following is an example of unethical or illegal coding?Dividing service provided into separate codes when a single code is available
Inclusion of all the relevant complications as documented in the patients medical record
using code numbers for the minimum payment allowed
strict adherence to coding for only procedure performed at your facility
The transformation of verbal description of disease, injuries, and procedures into numbers is calledindex
Two coding systems are used by physicians offices. One is for diagnoses and the other is forsymptoms
computer directories
service and procedure

Physician Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is revisedannually
when necessary
every 6 months
every 2 months
CPT codes use3 to 5 digits
5 digits
2 digits
3 digits
Modifier -26 indicates theservice is significnt and separately identifiable
unusual nature of the service or procedure
technical component
professionaal component

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