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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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