Medical coding and billing professionals translate medical records into standardized codes used to bill patients and third-party payers such as insurance companies and Medicare.
Coders use 3 different code sets: CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9/10. It’s important to train on the new ICD-10 code set because all healthcare facilities and physicians must transition from the ICD-9 codes to these new codes on October 1, 2014. The ICD-10 code set includes:
• ICD-10-CM codes, which are used in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, and similar settings to report diagnoses.
• ICD-10-PCS codes, which are used to report procedures in acute and long-term hospital inpatient settings.
The comprehensive Professional Medical Coding and Billing program will teach you to use all of these codes— CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS—making sure you have the skills needed to earn national certification and start working.
Questions? Contact CE Health Programs, (425) 564-4019. To register contact http://www.careerstep.com/bellevue.