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.
From reduced cost, to increase in accuracy and huge cost savings, read this blog post to find out how outsourcing medical coding can benefit your hospital in five different ways.
Medical coding is not only demanding, but also a challenging task for busy medical practices. Today several hospitals and private healthcare practices choose to outsource medical coding, in order to steer clear of problems like under-coding and over-coding, which could result in claims getting rejected. Not only is outsourcing a practical business management decision for most practices struggling with in-house medical coding, it can also bring in several other significant benefits. Here are five ways outsourcing medical coding can benefit your hospital/practice.
Use these tips to get the best out of a remote team of medical coders working on your claim submissions.
A recent Black Book Rankings study has revealed that 19% of hospitals are currently outsourcing medical coding, with over 47% planning to outsource medical coding over the next 14 months. It is a proven fact that remote medical coding can increase your productivity. However, most hospitals/ clinics worry about how they will manage a business relationship with medical coding professionals, who work overseas.
Here are some handy tips on how to manage a team of remote medical coders:
Tip # 1: Instruct the team with details/ specifications
Ensure that you provide the offshore medical coding team with everything that is needed for accurate claim submission. Give them a brief on the coding software that you use and provide them with details about how exactly you want your medical coding to be done. Continue reading →
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