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Importance of ICD-10 for In-house Medical Coders

ICD-10 is a medical classification list issued by the World Health Organization. The 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems is used for coding various diseases, their symptoms and signs, complaints, abnormal findings and … Continue reading

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Complications in Clinical Documentation Leading to Inaccurate Billing Codes

Clinical documentation is a need that threads through the entire lifecycle of an inpatient treatment episode. The clinical documentation specialist checks the documents of a patient before or within 24 to 28 hours of admission to assess various aspects of … Continue reading

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Life as Medical Billers & Coders in Today’s Economy

The world’s largest economy has had to weather one of the worst recessions in the recent times. Not too long ago U.S. GDP hit the rock-bottom (at -8.9 in the middle of 2009). While it has slowly been coming out … Continue reading

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Flexible Work Hours, Employment Options and Career Growth for Medical Billers and Coders

Various options in Medical billing and coding jobs provide ideal opportunities to billers and coders to choose from an array of different types of work environments giving them several opportunities along with flexibility in the rapidly growing health care field. … Continue reading

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Under-Coding: Financial Repercussions and Solutions

Under-coding can be defined as the procedure of medical coding where the codes do not reflect the full extent of the treatment provided to a patient. This can usually happen due to many reasons but the most common are errors … Continue reading

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CPT Category II Code Updates by AMA

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released an update of CPT Category II code list, which will first appear in CPT 2012, with an implementation date of 1st Jan, 2011. The CPT Category II codes are supplemental tracking codes that … Continue reading

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Increasing Demand for Certified Coders in Healthcare

The year 2010 has set a premium on the coding professionals, registering a rise in their average salaries. And as expected, the salaries for certified medical coders are higher as compared to the non certified ones. According to a salary … Continue reading

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