medical coding

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 […]

The Importance and Complexity of Medical Coding

The increasing number of health ailments and the numerous medical procedures to diagnose and treat these ailments make the study of health-related issues a really complex thing. Even more complex is the procedure for getting reimbursements for the services provided by the healthcare facilities. Medical coding and billing processes in the healthcare industry help in […]

Settings that Provide a Career for Medical Coders

Healthcare industry is one which doesn’t have any slowdown and is constantly growing. This industry is home to a lot of professions for several people and one such profession is medical coding which didn’t even exist some years ago and now plays a critical role in the healthcare industry. The significance of medical coding jobs […]

Medical Coding and its Role in Revenue Optimization

Healthcare revenue cycle is impacted by different processes and their efficacy levels with each stage of a process showing its impact on the next stage and other processes. Healthcare providers and medical coding companies should work considering this fact and remember that even the minutest problems or mistakes that are left unaddressed can lead to […]

Guidelines Coders Should Follow to Pick Pain Codes

ICD-10-CM, the system that healthcare providers use to classify and code diagnoses and procedures of care provided, specifies certain guidelines to choose the codes assigned to pain management. Medical coding professionals should update their knowledge about the official guidelines for coding and reporting in order to assign codes with the highest levels of accuracy.  The […]

Basics of Diagnostic Related Grouping in Medical Coding

A diagnostic related grouping (DRG) is a system based on which Medicare and other health insurance companies categorize a patient’s hospitalization costs to determine the amount payable for the patient’s hospital stay. Everyone in the medical coding profession should understand the DRG codes that are used to code the in-patient claims so as to maintain […]

Medical Coding Accuracy and its Role in Healthcare Data Analysis

Healthcare data is being used for various research purposes for many years and it plays a significant role in understanding the healthcare concerns of the society. Different organizations and agencies collect, analyze, and publish information relating to multiple ailments and this kind of information is really necessary and useful in identifying and controlling new infectious […]

Basic Anatomy Medical Coders Should be Knowing

The significance of medical coding is enormous in the healthcare industry as it determines the amounts of reimbursements the healthcare provider gets for the services provided. For this reason, it is essential that the professionals in medical coding jobs have proficiency in all the required aspects of the healthcare industry and designate medical codes accurately. […]

Impact of Common Errors in Medical Coding

The amount of reimbursements a healthcare facility gets depends on the accuracy of claims submitted by the medical billing team which is dependent the medical coding team’s accuracy of medical codes assigned to the various procedures performed during a patient visit. The complexity of medical coding system makes it a challenging process and however best […]

Get to Know about Medical Coding

Whenever a patient visits a doctor, there is a lot of coordination between various medical staff and non-medical staff from the time of registration of the patient to the appointment, to procedures performed, to medical bill generation and clearance of the dues either by an insurance provider or the patient. One of the significant aspects […]

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