Three Types of Medical Codes That Coders Use

Read this interesting blog post to find out about the three types of codes used in medical coding. Get to know why it’s important to use these codes.

What is medical coding? What does a medical coder do? A coder is a professional who will collect medical reports from a physician and turn that information (the condition of the patient, the diagnosis of the doctor, the prescription and any other procedure that the physician performed on the patient) into a set of codes. These codes form a crucial part of the medical claims.

Here are three types of codes that you will come across in medical coding.

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5 Benefits of Medical Coding That You Need to Know About

Find out why your hospital needs to leverage the five benefits of outsourcing medical coding.

Healthcare is getting more complex by the day. It is the concerned and confused patient who gets stuck between the provider and the payer, having for worry about the diagnosis, treatment or billing. CPT or Current Procedural Terminology codes are a uniform code that is used to describe the procedural, medical, surgical and diagnostic services offered by healthcare providers.

Even a minute error in the coding can lead to improper treatment and payments. This could develop into a disastrous situation for everyone. This is why healthcare providers have to very cautious in ensuring the right management and analysis of provider reimbursement and patient billing.

Though CPT codes are important, healthcare providers cannot afford to let medical coding distract them from their core capabilities of providing patient care. Outsourcing medical coding is a great option as healthcare providers can focus on better patient care, while patients are kept healthy and happy.

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