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CodeMap® 01/15/2020: Vocabulary of Coding

 CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: January 15, 2020

Editor's Welcome

Periodically, we publish a series of CodeMap® Compliance Briefings, which explain the unique vocabulary employed by federal health care programs, private payers, professional organizations, enforcement and regulatory agencies, and providers when discussing coding, reimbursement, and compliance requirements. Although, many of our subscribers are familiar with this vocabulary, we believe it is important to revisit these terms and concepts, from time to time, to ensure we are all speaking the same language. In addition, the vocabulary of coding, reimbursement, and compliance develops over time due to statutory and regulatory changes, new types of procedure code sets, reorganization of coverage requirements, and evolving technology used by diagnostic provi....

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