What is Upcoding?

What is Upcoding?

Upcoding is when medical coders fraudulently charge medical bills. It is a criminal act that can cost patients and insurance companies thousands of dollars. How it works is the supplier bills a health care coverage payer (regardless of whether private, Medicaid or...

What is Medical Coding?

Medical coder act like translators by taking medical reports that are provided by physicians and turning the information found on those reports into a set of universal medical alphanumeric codes. Information on medical reports include prescriptions, medical diagnoses,...