Medical Coding Work:
Medical coding involves the review of medical records to determine all the procedures during a specific interval of patient care. Medical coding professionals clarify ambiguous or unclear information in a patient’s record and then allocate codes to the patient’s medical record. Codes are selected from the medical database known as the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, which is also known as ICD-10-AM. Medical coding also requires substantial interaction with the medical staff as well as the medical computing and finance staff.
Medical Coding Skills:
Medical coding professionals need to have excellent attention to detail and a high degree of precision. This is critical to insuring a very high level of medical coding accuracy. Medical coding requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively. Also, medical coders benefit from having a keen interest in medical procedures.
Medical billers and coders are in high demand among the allied health and supporting occupations. They work in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and provide support to physicians, clinics, hospitals, and patients. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical billing and coding, along with health information technicians are one of the ten fastest-growing allied health occupations spurred by the need for their special skill and knowledge in the field.