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Medical Office Bulletin Board: Medical Billing and Coding

By June 6, 2011

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This week's Medical Office Topics

  • Coding Accuracy: Medical coding is a major factor in obtaining insurance reimbursement as well as maintaining patient records. Coding claims accurately lets the insurance payer know the illness or injury of the patient and the method of treatment.
  • HCPCS codes are used to describe drugs, supplies, and procedures.
  • CPT codes are used to describe outpatient procedures.
  • ICD-9 codes are used to describe a patient's diagnosis including symptoms, diseases or disorders.


February 27, 2012 at 7:05 am
(1) medical billing connecticut says:

Medical billing and coding personnel are in high demand these days. The growing population has caused a rapid growth in the health care industry, and rapidly changing technology is rapidly changing the face of health care..With more and more focus on specialized medicine, more patients have more than one doctor. This increases the need for professional billing and coding personnel to keep track of each patient’s information.. medical billing connecticut

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