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NGS Reports Worse Error Rates for Hospital E/M Codes

Solidify hospital coding by using pre-payment audit results. NGS Medicare’s recent revelation about its 65 percent error rate for code 99215 seems astronomical, but it’s actually a much better result than the payer’s review of hospital E/M codes 99223 (Initial hospital care…) and 99233 (Subsequent hospital care…). Both hospital E/M codes had error rates above 70 percent during October, November, [...]

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