ICD-9-CM versus ICD-10CM – What’s the Difference for Medical Billers?

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ICD  codes are diagnosis codes. Today, most of the ICD codes used in the United States are version 9, which are called ICD 9 CM codes. However, by October of 2015, ICD-10 will be the system used. Many countries in the world have implemented the ICD 10 codes but the USA has fallen a bit behind in [...]

What do you do in Medical Billing and Coding | Scenario from EM Coding – Video

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Q: I pulled this scenario from E/M university and would like to know why only one bullet was credited for the cardiovascular system. A: This is a scenario that someone got from the E/M university – and I believe that’s an online coding site – and would like to know why only one bullet was [...]

ICD 10 CM Medical Coding Practice Test Tip – Video

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Test Taking Tip for ICD-10 – Of course, I’m a diagnosis coder by trade so I really like ICD-10 and I could talk all day on this, so I kind of pushed this back to one of the latter slides so I didn’t get carried away. Q: Test Taking Tip for ICD-10: What is the [...]

Minimize Medical Billing Cash Flow Issues With ICD -10

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When any business is involved with a major system conversion, at risk is the potential disruption to medical billing cash flow, resulting in a negative impact to the bottom line. While it is expected that reimbursements will initially decline with ICD-10 conversion, providers should now take  advantage of the time remaining to assess and put in [...]

Medical Coding for Twins | Medical Coding Help – Video

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A code for twins – This question came in, and you know what, this one I really struggled with and I actually had to talk to one of our other instructors, JoAnne [Sheehan], and get her opinion on this because I wasn’t sure I was reading in to the question correctly. And I’ve done that [...]

Outsourcing Medical Billing – Medical Billing Services

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There are many medical billing services in the market competing for clients. However, with the new healthcare legislation and aging of today’s baby boomer population, there is a huge need for medical billers in the healthcare field. Healthcare provider needs to first determine their own needs, and then look for a billing service that serves [...]

Slideshare: September 2014 Q&A Medical Coding Webinar

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The September 2014 Q&A Medical Coding Webinar from www.codingcertification.org focused on several topics of interest to medical coders including CPC Exam Prep: Fraud and Abuse; CPC Exam Prep: Medicare Parts A,B, C and D; Core Credentials; 33206 – 33208; CPMA CEUs; 81002 with Modifier 25?; and a Practicode Case. New product offerings which are soon [...]

Medical Billing At Home – Flat Rate versus Percentage

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For those wanting to do medical billing at home, one important thing to consider is how to bill the practice. The two most used methods is flat-fee billing per claim and percentage billing. There are other methods of payment, but for the sake of space, we will discuss just these two in this article. Medical [...]

College Degree versus Vocational Training | Medical Billing Courses

College Degree versus Vocational Training for Medical Billing

As an instructor in the field of medical billing courses and coding I am frequently asked if one should get a 2-year college degree in medical coding/billing.  My answer is two-fold.  I am a strong advocate of education and take the stance that one can never learn too many new things in life.  Many disciplines [...]

Medical Billing Information | Protection Against Healthcare Fraud in Medical Billing

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Identity theft is becoming more prevalent in the healthcare industry.  In fact, there has been a recent 25% rise in medical identity theft.  Some pointers to keep yourself safe are as follows: Medical Billing Information | Protection Against Healthcare Fraud in Medical Billing Keep your insurance card safe Keep your children’s information safe such as [...]