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unbundlingExploding Medicare reimbursement A fraudulent practice in which provider services–eg, blood or chemistry panels are broken down to their individual components, resulting in a higher payment by Medicare. See Fraud, HIPA Act, Rebundling, Upcoding.
Use of several Current Procedural Terminology codes for a service when one inclusive code is available.
Separately billing for laboratory tests or procedures that are normally linked in order to extract more money from a payer (such as Medicare). This practice is illegal in the U.S.