What is medical procedure code 71020?
Asked in Medical Billing and Coding
What is the ICD-9 code for a partial meniscectomy?
What does medical service code 28400 CPT stand for?
What is the medical billing code for the unlisted surgery procedur for the inner ear?
What are Medical fee codes?
Medical fee codes (more precisely Procedure Code) are a form of standarization for medical billing. Each procedure has a unique code used to determine everything from pricing to eligiblity. If you went to 10 different doctors for a flu shot, generally every one of them would use the same Procedure Code to determine the appropriate fees. The fees may vary greatly but the code number should be the same. In a hospital the code is checked against what is called a Charge Master. This is a dB that says for any given Procedure Code what do they charge based on what the negotiated price is with your insurance carrier.