code linkage

code link·age

(kōd lingk'ăj)
In health care accounting, verification that the diagnosis code and procedure code match up to support medical necessity for therapy.
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One example of a federal and state tax code linkage likely to drive changes in state revenue will be for those states that allow a deduction for federal taxes paid on state individual income tax returns.
The output of the CAC work flow is coded records, including the CPT and ICD-9 coding and other information needed to file a complete claim, such as modifiers, units, code linkage, patient demographics and payer demographics.
In the absence of code linkage, the CHADx algorithm was programmed to locate the first 'Y' code which follows a 'T' or 'End of Chapter' (Jackson et al.
The scenario is represented by the codes below and, without explicit code linkage, must give rise to double counting, if all septicaemia is to be captured.
With better code linkage, further coded conditions could be selectively excluded from the CHADx on the basis that they are recorded only due to the presence of another condition.
Changes to methods for code linkage to identify an 'event,' would improve the classification.
Eponyms can be added to diagnosis or procedure lists; code linkages can be added, deleted, or changed; "hot keys" sequences can be changed; and local HCPCS codes can be added, to cite just a few.