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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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