What Technology is Used in Medical Billing and Coding

by | Published on Mar 13, 2010 | Medical Billing

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Medical Billing and Coding is Easier than Before

The article provides a brief view on what technology is used in medical billing and coding. Unlike earlier times when medical billing was a laborious procedure and bills had to be submitted through email, today technological advancements have caused a great enhancement in the medical billing process. Medical billing software technology is capable of automatically tracking and integrating accounting functions such as accounts payable and accounts receivable. The technology for medical billing offers automated claims submission. This finally limits turnaround time for repayment to the provider of health care.

What a Variety of Technology is used in Medical Billing and Coding

Medical coding utilizes software known as encoders to assist with assigning alphanumeric and numeric codes to treatments and diseases. After input of procedure text or diagnosis into the system by the medical coder, associated codes are provided by the encoder. Help for decision support is provided by medical coding technology.

The following are some kinds of medical billing and medical coding software:

  • Lytec – Very popular billing software which maintains an encrypted database for privacy of medical information. It has many special features. It alerts users whenever a sum of money has to be got from a patient or insurance company.
  • Medisoft – Carries out a number of billing functions including tracking payments, reporting accounts that are past-due, and generating invoices.
  • Ingenix – The software offers benefits such as helping to: cut down medical expenses, apply Medicare rules to business facility claims, and recognize savings opportunities.

Now that you have an idea of what technology is used in medical billing and coding, you can proceed to entrust these processes with a good outsourcing company.


Rajeev Rajagopal

Rajeev Rajagopal, the President of OSI, has a wealth of experience as a healthcare business consultant in the United States. He has a keen understanding of current medical billing and coding standards.

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