Compliance, i.e. acting according to established guidelines and specifications, with respect to the prevailing standards and regulations is vital for every business. So it is, for a healthcare facility in various aspects including medical coding and billing processes. Healthcare facilities must adhere to the various regulations designed to avoid and minimize the scope for fraud […]
Why You Should Choose a Medical Coding Career?
A career in the health information technology industry can be a rewarding one for an individual who wishes to work in the healthcare industry but cannot directly work as a healthcare provider such as a physician, nurse, etc. If you are interested to work in the healthcare industry, you may choose medical coding as your […]
Social Determinants of Health and Medical Coding
If you are in the healthcare industry, especially medical coding you must know about social determinants of health (SDOH) which are the conditions in the environment that affect people’s health, life quality and risk of illnesses. The data for social determinants of health refers to the conditions in which people live, learn, play and work. […]
What Is HIPAA and Its Privacy Rule?
If you are a person in the healthcare-allied services, you must be aware of HIPAA and its privacy rule. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is legislation that provides security provisions and data privacy norms to keep patients’ information safe. As a medical coding professional, you must have knowledge of HIPAA in general and […]
Prospects for Medical Coding in 2021 and Beyond
The healthcare industry is an ever-evolving industry where constant work is carried out to identify ways to treat various diseases while new diseases are being identified and new technologies and new medicines are being produced to counter these diseases. Healthcare-allied services such as healthcare documentation, medical coding and billing play a critical role in providing […]
How to Improve Coding Quality for a Better Revenue Cycle?
The revenue cycle is a crucial aspect of a hospital or clinic functioning which includes the entire lifecycle of patient accounts from the time of the first appointment to the final payment receipt. From the year 2020, we have seen several changes in the healthcare sector in terms of diagnosing and treating coronavirus patients. It […]
Strange Medical Codes That You Need To Know
Medical coding is a fabulous career and it involves assigning codes to all the services and procedures performed by a healthcare provider on a patient. The medical codes aid in health-related studies and research. However, the main purpose of giving codes to the services offered is to standardize the processes and procedures across healthcare facilities […]
Some ICD-10-CM Clinical Coding Challenges to Look Out for in 2020
Medical coding is a critical process in the healthcare field that uses medical code sets that keep changing periodically. Those in the medical coding jobs need to update themselves with all the changes that happen from time to time and ensure that they don’t even miss a single detail. This is an absolute necessity in […]
How to Pass the Coding Credentials?
Medical coding is a specialized field and requires skills that need to be attained with training. Although some medical coding companies offer training and hire those who successfully complete the training, there are companies that hire only people with appropriate credentials from AAPC. But, one of the things observed in many candidates who wish to […]
The Ever-Growing Responsibilities of Medical Coders
Medical coding professionals have a huge responsibility of transforming the diagnoses, procedures, services and equipment used by medical professionals into universally acceptable medical codes so that they are helpful for both the billing process and facilitate health-related studies. Medical coders have added responsibilities on them apart from this core responsibility due to the technology updates […]