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Inpatient Hospital Coding

medical coder 2Inpatient Hospital Coding is a service that a Medical Record Coder is able to provide to hospitals, physicians offices and any other medical institutions needing it. Such professionals have a high level of expertise in their field and they know very well how to code multiple subject areas, if not all areas, that are related to the services offered at a specific hospital or location. They are very experienced with many types of coding conventions including, ICD-9, CPT procedures and HCPCS supply and service codes. On top of that, they also have experience with anatomy and medical terminology. Continue reading

Understanding Outpatient Coding and Reporting

doctor patient with outpatient medical recordsThere are a great number of opportunities in the Health Information Management are that can save your practice or hospital valuable resources. Outsourcing your inpatient and outpatient medical coding are just 2 instances that streamline your facility. But what is medical coding? What is the difference between Inpatient and Outpatient coding? If the terms sound a little futuristic for you, good! Because in the Health Information Management field, the future is here! Continue reading

Outsource Your Coding to a Medical Coding Company

medical coderThe field of medical transcription has grown exponentially in recent years such that finding a medical transcription company or medical coding company for a medical professional or a medical institution’s needs has become less challenging. With the advent of remote working and the development of outsourcing solutions, the options have become more varied and the supply of medical coders has perhaps become greater than the demand. Continue reading

The CMS RAC Audit Process

medicareCertainly by now you are familiar with the CMS RAC program. How familiar depends on whether or not you have had the good fortune to go through this process. Regardless if you’ve been audited or not, you should know a little about the process for your own protection as a provider of Medicare or Medicaid fee-for-service patients. Continue reading

From Traditional Health Medical Records Management To Electronic Health Records Management

moneyA valuable part of your health records management is your medical coding process. This is the backbone of your healthcare business. It is after all how you get your billing done. Although medical coding specialists and health information technicians do not provide direct patient care, they work regularly with physicians and nurses to clarify diagnoses or to get additional information to make sure that records are complete and accurate. Continue reading

Are You Ready To Change Your Health Records Management System?

ehrMore and more medical coding companies are equipping themselves with coders and technicians that are trained and certified in electronic health records so they can meet the growing demand for such medical coding services. Is your health care facility ready to meet the new challenges you will face with EHR and medical coding? Continue reading

Changing The CPT Outpatient Coding Guidelines

time for changeDo you as a physician or healthcare provider actually have time to manage the medical coding portion of your practice or facility? CPT codes are always changing and you medical coders MUST keep up with these changes, either on your time or their own. Do you know if they are?
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New Standards Require Medical Coding Consulting Services

quality controlWith an aging population, specifically “baby boomers,” changes in industry coding standards, the move to national Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) standards, and the need for many healthcare facilities, urgent care centers, hospitals, clinics and even private practices to “outsource” medical records coding and insurance billing, may be the way you more efficiently manage your health information systems.  Continue reading