The Key Roles Medical Billers and Coders Play in Health Care

by Phil C. Solomon on June 12, 2017

in Revenue Cycle Management

Medical billers and coders typically don’t make headlines but they are imperative to the success of any medical facility. Carrington College has submitted the following infographic which describes how the coding process translates from an encounter to billing of a claim.

Translating Care into ICD-10 Codes

There are over 140,000 codes used to denote different types of examinations, tests, and treatments a patient may receive when seeking medical care. The medical coder will know which ones to use at any given time, enabling providers to draw up bills without undue delay.

Working with Insurance Agencies

Medical billers handle the challenging task of creating claim requests for health insurance agencies. An appropriate claim enables insurance agencies to handle the paperwork in a timely manner, so that the patient can be informed about any out-of-pocket costs as soon as possible.

Medical billers and coders work for hospitals, clinics, private practices, and even the federal government. Their hard work, expertise, and dedication allow medical professionals to focus on the care of patients rather than administrative duties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phil C. Solomon is the publisher of Revenue Cycle News, a healthcare business information blog and serves as the Vice President of Marketing Strategy for MiraMed, a healthcare revenue cycle outsourcing company.  As an executive leader, he is responsible for creating and executing sales and marketing strategies which drive new business development and client engagement. Phil has over 25 years’ experience consulting on a broad range of healthcare initiatives for clinical and revenue cycle performance improvement.  He has worked with industry’s largest health systems developing executable strategies for revenue enhancement, expense reduction, and clinical transformation. He can be reached at philcsolomon@gmail.com

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