Transitioning to ICD-10 is an intimidating process, but it doesn’t have to be. Clear, concise instructions are available through several different resource avenues. To ensure that your practice is ready for the transition, you can utilize the following checklist that outlines readiness tasks. Continue reading
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Outsource Medical Record Coding to the Experts in Chicago
Outsourcing much of their ancillary work is usually the best way for a healthcare facility to concentrate on their primary concern – their patients. Nowhere is this fact more obvious than when it comes to outsourcing your medical coding. This tedious but necessary process must be accomplished in an efficient, accurate and timely manner or else you, your company and, most importantly, your patients will not be properly served. Continue reading
Medical Coding Consultants – Helping your business thrive in these turbulent times.
The advent of CPT, HCPCS codes and especially the latest ICD-10 codes foreshadow a logistical nightmare for most healthcare facilities. In addition to their primary focus – caring for their patients – they will now have to manage an immense amount of paperwork. For most of these companies, the answer should be simple. Use a third-party vendor medical coding service to handle the coding so they can concentrate on their core competency – caring for the sick and injured. Continue reading
How Will the ICD-10 Changes in Diabetes Codes Affect Endocrinologists?
The ICD-10 coding changes due to begin October 1st, 2015 will bring challenges to the field of Endocrinology and diabetes medical coding specifically. Continue reading
Hospital Medical Coding
Many healthcare providers have transitioned to outsourcing their medical coding process to qualified medical coding companies. But what if you want to keep your billing process and information in-house, or you simply don’t want to pay for both billing and coding? Here’s an idea to consider: let us handle the coding, you handle the billing. Continue reading
Medical Coding Problems
While you may believe that handling your medical coding in-house is efficient, the fact is that using a medical coding specialist provides multiple benefits for your healthcare facility. Outsourcing your medical coding needs will help you: Continue reading
What Are the Liabilities of Medical Coding?
At surface level, medical coding seems simple enough: specific numeric values are applied to all medical diagnoses, symptoms, procedures, drug reactions, procedures and other medical services and events. However, coding is a far more complex maze of proceedure than most would hope. Given that physician reimbursement, hospital payments, quality review, the collection of medical data and many other industry processes are wholly reliant upon proper coding, accuracy is paramount.
How is Hospital Medical Coding Different from Physician Medical Coding
Physicians and hospitals depend upon accurate medical coding to ensure they are properly paid by patients and insurance companies. Coding is a very time-intensive, precision-oriented procedure, and errors caused by understaffed facilities or improperly trained coders can cost healthcare providers thousands of dollars a year. While medical coding is an integral part of business practice in all facilities, coding in doctors’ offices can be different than coding in hospitals and other larger institutions. Continue reading
Advantages of Outsourcing Medical Coding Services
With the October 2015 deadline for transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10 looming for health care facilities, the need for qualified medical coding services workers is high. In addition to this, hospitals and other health care providers have to effect other changes necessitated by the Affordable Care Act. An ideal solution is to outsource medical coding services or use an agency to recruit medical coders. Continue reading
Medical Coding Consulting Companies In The Chicago Metropolitan Market
Rely on Medical Coding and Consulting Companies with High Standards
If you are interested in finding medical coding companies you need to determine whether, or not, the company has high deliverable standards, and employs medical coding specialists from accredited institutions. Additionally, any company that you collaborate with should be dedicated to accuracy and following current and upcoming standards. Continue reading