Medical Coding Support Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Medical Coding Support?
- Do I have to be signed up with your Medical Billing Service to use the Medical Coding Support Service?
- What specialties do you have experience with?
- What if I only need occasional Coding Support help?
- How does the Medical Coding Support process work?
- What is the typical turn-around time?
- How much does it cost?
- How do I get started?
What is Medical Coding Support?
Medical Coding Support is the process of assigning correct codes and service levels for the procedures performed and supplies used to treat the patient during an encounter as well as properly identify the physician’s diagnoses.
Medical Coding Support involves checking a variety of sources within the patient’s medical record, such as the transcription of the doctor’s notes, ordered laboratory tests, requested imaging studies and other sources, to interpret the CPT Codes, HCPCS Level II Codes, ICD-9-CM Codes, ICD-10-CM Codes and guidelines for medical claim billing. Certified Professional Coders, or CPCs®, are in high demand because employers know that these individuals can perform the job of medical coder with the utmost proficiency.
Do I have to be signed up with your Medical Billing
Service to use the Medical Coding Support Service?
No. You can use our Medical Coding Support Service to enhance your own Medical Billing accuracy. You can use our Medical Coding Support service only or in combination with our other cash flow services.
What specialties do you have experience with?
Many. Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endorcrinology, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Practice, Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Disease, Radiology, Urology, Wound Care, and many more!
How does the Medical Coding Support process work?
The process is simple. For each patient encounter on a particular date of service, your office provides the superbill/charge sheet, medical notes from the encounter, and any lab results from the encounter. These are then faxed to us at our toll-free, secure internet based fax. The data is then forwarded to our highly trained team of certified coders who are all AHIMA or AAPC certified. These coders also have extensive experience performing government audits to prepare and guide providers in Medicare compliance requirements. We deliver your report to you by email with all medical codes, diagnosis ICD-9 codes, procedure CPT codes, and HCPCS codes.
How much does it cost?
Our pricing depends on the number of reports to be processed, length of stay and specialty. A small service fee per patient encounter is typical. The good news is there are no minimums or maximums to worry about. You can use this service on an as needed basis if you wish.
How do I get started?
Contact one of our friendly representatives to have a start up package emailed to you. You could start using the service the next business day.
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