Medical coding, insurance billing and reimbursement is how a physician gets paid. Correct coding will lead to fewer denials by the insurance carrier. Gain the knowledge that you need by taking this class. Be one step ahead of the game. The healthcare industry, complex and rigorous even for the most knowledgeable and thorough of professionals, requires that paperwork be submitted both in a highly accurate and very timely manner.
The area of healthcare involving the completion of paperwork outlining patients’ billing histories and submission of them to the individual’s insurance company for reimbursement is known as ‘medical billing’. Within medical billing there exists the practice of ‘medical coding’ whereby codes are assigned to medical procedures and diagnoses in order to relay in a universally accepted medical language information to the insurance company or in some cases, governmental agencies and/or consulting firms.
Also known as ‘insurance coding’, medical billing/coding is viewed to be essential to the healthcare industry for it creates and maintains a single, unified language by which all physicians, medical administrators, insurance companies, government healthcare officialsand integrated parties are able to effectively communicate.