Jack is a billing and coding specialist in a busy ophthalmology practice. A friend has told him that if he uses the practice of unbundling codes when billing, he can create more revenue for the practice.
- What does Jack's friend mean by unbundling codes?
- Is this a legitimate way to create more revenue? Why or why not?
* In medical coding, unbundling codes refers to a coding inconsistency that involves separating a procedure into parts and charging for each part rather than using one code for the entire procedure.
* Code unbundling is not necessarily an illegitmate way to create more revenue ...
The expert examines unbundling codes.