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Why Medical Coding Must Be Accurate

Why Medical Coding Must Be Accurate

In the healthcare industry, medical coding is used for medical insurance reimbursement and also for maintaining patient records. For insurance agencies to know that there is no cheating or fraud happening, medical codes should be done accurately. This way they can find out the correct illness or injury and the treatment undergone for the patient.

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Relative Value Units

Relative Value Units (RVU): Independent Physicians need to know

Medicare has established a national fee schedule that comes under the National Social Security Act. This fee schedule shall be followed by the physicians based on Relative Value Units (RVU), which come under the Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) that has been followed by Medicare ever since 1992.

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