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Price Gouging in the ER: Patients Often Overcharged

Emergency departments across the United States charge adult patients 340% more than what Medicare pays for services, but minorities and the uninsured receive the biggest bills, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that on average emergency departments charge anywhere from 1.0-12.6 […]

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Fact: ICD-10 Will Benefit Medical Coders More Than ICD-9

For the last so many decades, we’ve been using ICD-9. ICD-9, which stands for International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition is the system of codes used to classify every disease and medical condition.

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