Author Archives: Koko Mouchmouchian

Get Your Career Started as a Remote Medical Billing and Coder

Medical coding is a type of medical service that involves assigning special codes to medical diagnoses and services. Although many healthcare facilities hire medical coder to work in in-house offices, some choose to outsource this work to remote medical coders. … read more »

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Medical Billing and Coding in The Nurse Home Setting

The nursing home industry has boomed during the last few decades, due to advances in medicine and the aging Baby Boomer generation. Growth in this industry has created more positions for qualified and dedicated nursing home employees, including nursing home medical coders. … read more »

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How to become a medical billing specialist

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 179,500 active medical billing specialists in 2010. The number is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020. With such a growing interest and opportunity in the … read more »

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Defining medical coding and billing?

Health insurance companies do not pay medical practitioners for the services they rendered in the absence of claims. With a doctor busy seeing patients everyday and their secretaries swamped with clerical work, an extra person is needed to do the … read more »

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What is the difference between medical coding and medical transcription?

A medical coder assigns CPT, HCPCS and/or ICD9 codes to patient charts in order for a medical biller to submit a claim to the insurance company for reimbursement. It’s very important that each code be to the highest specificity to accurately … read more »

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What goes on in the daily life of a medical biller?

A medical biller can be required to perform many tasks throughout the day. A patient’s chart that has been coded with the appropriate ICD9 and CPT code(s) is entered into a billing system that is capable of submitting medical claims … read more »

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