By Michelle A. Green
3-2-1 CODE IT! is your finished studying source for coding. This publication combines ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS point II coding options into one handy package deal and gives a degree of aspect compatible for starting and more matured coders alike. while you're able to earn a coding credential, this ebook will proceed that can assist you arrange and perform. The e-book contains an summary of coding platforms, profession possibilities for coders, the significance of becoming a member of expert organisations and acquiring credentials, the influence of operating with different coding execs, and the way to improve possibilities for occupation development.
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Outpatient coders also have the option of selecting the CPC-H credential. Insurance specialists who work for health care facilities and third-party payers obtain the CCS-P. Those who have not met requirements for field experience as a coder can seek apprentice-level certification as a CCA, CPC-A, or CPC-H-A. Once certified, both professional associations require maintenance of the credential through continuing education (CE) recertification. AHIMA requires 20 CE hours per cycle (two years) for one credential and a total of 30 CEs per cycle (two years) if the individual is certified as both a CCS and CCS-P.
The CMS-1500 is a standard claim submitted by physicians’ offices to third-party payers. , Affinity by QuadraMed, HealthQuest by McKesson Information Solutions, The Medical Manager, and Soft-Aid Medical Office Suite) is a combination of practice management and medical billing software that automates the daily workflow and procedures of a physician’s office or clinic. , accounts receivable aging report) (Figure 1-8) Medical assistants and insurance specialists use medical management software to collect data for reimbursement purposes by locating patient information, inputting ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS codes for diagnoses and procedures/services, and generating and processing CMS-1500 claims.
A coding system organizes a medical nomenclature according to similar conditions, diseases, procedures, and services; it contains codes for each. A medical nomenclature is a vocabulary of clinical and medical terms used by health care providers to document patient care. Codes include numeric and alphanumeric characters that are reported to health plans for health care reimbursement and to external agencies for data collection and internally for education and research. Coding is the assignment of codes to diagnoses, services, and procedures based on patient record documentation.
3-2-1 Code It! , Second Edition by Michelle A. Green