Medical coding is the process by which all medical diagnoses, procedures and services are represented and displayed by a universal code system - a system that plays a critical role in modern healthcare operations. Every diagnosis and procedure are allotted a unique universal code number by which it is known. This system allows organizations to communicate effectively with other healthcare systems that are located across the globe.
Medical coding is closely knitted with medical billing and is a crucial facet to the healthcare industry. It takes descriptions of healthcare services, procedures and diseases from healthcare providers and converts them into a concise documentation of alphanumeric or numerical codes to accurately describe the diagnoses and procedures formed.
Medical coding is essential on several levels, from ensuring accurate payment to doctors, to creating a patient record care history that is entirely valid. Having uniform data allows for efficient research and analysis, which government and other health agencies can use to compare or track health trends and plan for under-served health care areas much more efficiently. It also helps with the medical billing in speeding up the process of payment of services for physicians and other medical practitioners.
Our coding team works in accordance with the general coding guidelines and updates necessary for reporting CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10 codes with highest level of accuracy and consists of CPC/CPC-H certified coders from AAPC, CCS certified coders from AHIMA and BCHH-C certified with several years of multi-specialty coding experience. Our coders are well trained and timely educated on quarterly and annual updates received from CMS related to changes in coding guidelines and additions or deletions of codes, so that they remain up-to-date with the latest changes in the coding world.
All coders and auditors have access to not only the latest ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding books, but also to the updated version of encoder pro software, including the latest version of the NCCI edits.