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Avoiding Costly “Medically Unlikely Edit” Denials

Avoiding Costly “Medically Unlikely Edit” Denials

It can happen to any individual who is involved with coding, dealing with MUEs can end up being a nightmare if you do not know when and how to use them. MUEs, which is short for the term Medically Unlikely Edits, happen to be put in place to try and help limit the amount of billing errors. The more you understand them, the better off you will be when you find that you need to use them.

If you are worried about dealing with MUEs, then you really should know that you are not alone. Luckily, there are a couple of things that you can look to and keep in mind to make sure that you use MUEs the right way every single time.

If you happen to be involved with a Medicare situation, you just might end up seeing that a case with MUEs. There is a chance that you can end up exceeding the MUE limit, which can then lead to the unfortunate ending of denial. As any practice knows first hand, a denial of a medical claim is one of the very last things that you will want to deal with. This is why it is so important that you never try to guess because it can lead to quite a nightmare of gross billing errors.

Take the time to look over all of the medical documentation that you have. Then you can look forward and begin to report the number of units, being careful not to exceed the limit and double checking your work all the way.

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