Technological advancements have impacted a lot of industries and jobs tremendously and with the appropriate use of technology, various jobs become easier to perform. However, it is often seen that, over a period of time, the reliance on technology increases and responsibilities of a job are taken care of by technology, creating a situation, where […]
Coding Compliance and Strategies to Improve Reimbursements
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 […]
Medical Coding for the COVID Vaccine
The demand for health services is increasing tremendously owing to the rise of various new health concerns, especially the coronavirus pandemic. With the growing demand for health services, the demand for quality medical coding specialists who can assign the right codes to various conditions and procedures also increases. It is extremely crucial that you employ […]
Coding the Cases of Coronavirus
Towards the end of December 2019, the world woke up to a deadly virus called Coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus first identified in Wuhan, China has been declared a pandemic meaning it is prevalent over the whole world. With the number of cases and deaths rising, the world is battling hard to control its spread and […]
2020 CPT Updates You Should Know
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is a medical code set used to report various medical, diagnostic and surgical procedures and services performed on a patient. It is used by physicians, allied health professionals, hospitals, etc. along with ICD-10 code set and HCPCS code set. Medical coding professionals record a patient’s encounter with the physician in the […]