Definition of downcode in English:

downcode

Syllabification: down·code
Pronunciation: /ˈdounˌkōd/

Entry from US English dictionary

verb

[with object]
1Designate (a medical procedure or insurance claim) with a lower value: an insurer who systematically downcodes professional charge submissions for critical care services [no object]: we cannot turn to Medicaid to pay if Medicare downcodes
2 Computing Rewrite or convert (programs or software) into a lower level language: some of the libraries written into C were downcoded into assembly

Derivatives

downcoding

noun

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