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College ditches ‘gatekeeper’ label

Most costly errors in coding by hospitals

Per practice

1 No discharge information £146,669

2 Query on health resource group £87,167

3 Other queries £46,141

4 Query charged twice for the

same episode £18,079

5 Anonymous patient £13,167

6 Minimal information – unable to verify

health resource group £9,900

7 Planned procedures not carried out £5,973

Source NHS Alliance

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