The potential costs of upcoding for heart failure in the United States

Bruce M. Psaty, Robin Boineau, Lewis H. Kuller, Russell V. Luepker

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Abstract

Miscoding of hospital discharge diagnoses for heart failure in older adults is common, and the direction favors high levels of reimbursement to hospitals. The potential costs to Medicare may be as high as $993 million per year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-109
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1999

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