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Am J Cardiol. 1999 Jul 1;84(1):108-9, A9.

The potential costs of upcoding for heart failure in the United States.

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Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. psaty@u.washington.edu

Abstract

Miscoding of hospital discharge diagnoses for heart failure in older adults is common, and the direction favors high levels of reimbursement to hospitals. The potential costs to Medicare may be as high as $993 million per year.

PMID:
10404865
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00205-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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