The Role Of Compliance In Medical Billing And Coding: Ensuring Ethical Practices

Compliance in medical billing and coding is of prime importance in ensuring the ethics and integrity of the healthcare system. The spotlight on ethics in the healthcare business has partly been due to the crisis in confidence about online websites and a lack of public trust. Furthermore, a complex healthcare organizational environment where administrations are required to juggle a ‘multitude of competing regulatory obligations and interests’ has provided fertile ground for ethical dilemmas. The trend is evident in the growing concern over the inappropriate conduct of coding and billing and raising claim denial and rejection issues.