Within the Discussion Board area write 400600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts ideas and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Accurate coding and billing are essential to a health care facility and to a physicians financial survival. Coding is a complex task that ties to charges and revenue generation. Failure to capture all charges associated with a patient encounter can result in significant revenue loss. Medical necessity also plays a vital role in the contract with the facility or physician in terms of receiving payment from the third party payer (e.g. an insurance company).
Part 1
For this Discussion Board you will definemedical necessity and you will describe the criteria to determine it.
Part 2
Once the patient has an established diagnosis and the services and procedures have been ordered you will code out this information and place it on the claim for payment.
It is important for health care professionals to understand this process to receive accurate reimbursement.
For this part of the discussion you will be identifying the coding systems that are utilized to support the diagnosis services and procedures.
List and discuss the coding system that is utilized to code out the patients conditions or diagnosis. Provide an example of a diagnosis with the appropriate code as an example and respond to the following questions:

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