Medical Coding for the Healthcare Industry

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Medical Coding – Essential Component of the Billing Process

Medical coding for the healthcare industry is a service that mandates a high degree of accuracy. The codes that are assigned to a patient’s symptoms, diagnosis, procedures and clinical tests are an important factor in the billing process as each code represents a medical service. Accurate coding means accurate billing and proper reimbursement of medical claims for medical practices.

Professional medical coding companies are experts in Codes Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), and International Classification of Diseases, or ICD codes and DRG/ICD-9-CM coding validations. They would be able to identify new, deleted and changed definitions of these codes, if any. Outsourcing coding tasks means a great reduction in labor costs, as the healthcare fraternity would no longer have to worry about employing and training coding staff.

Quality Solutions for the Healthcare Industry

Hospitals, clinics, and multi-specialty practices can benefit from a variety of medical coding solutions including medical coding audits, ICD-9 coding based on CMS, and AMA guidelines, backlog coding resolution, in-patient coding, hospital coding, Ambulatory Surgical Centers Coding, and emergency room e-code evaluation. Medical coding solutions are available for a number of medical specialties including:

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Obstetrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

If you are looking for a coding specialist to outsource your medical coding tasks, choose a company offering CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9-CM standards and codes and satisfying payer-specific coding requirements and governmental regulatory requirements. Also look for HIPAA compliance, quality control protocols, and free trial options. At the end of the day, medical coding for the healthcare industry should ensure fewer denials, clean claims, and greater revenue.

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