Week 6 DQ 1
How are permanent codes different from temporary codes? What could be the result of a system without permanent codes? Provide examples in your answer.
Week 6 DQ 2
Briefly explain the steps used to assign HCPCS codes for billing purposes. Do you believe it is more or less efficient to use different billing procedures for Medicare, Medicaid, or private payers? Why or why not? What are advantages and disadvantages of having unique coding systems for each type of insurance?