Thursday, 12 November 2015

Cost Effective Medical Billing and Coding Services in Tampa, Florida, USA

What is Medical Coding?
In medical codinginformation about patient diagnosis, checkup details, procedures, symptoms, medications, clinical statements, healthcare services and equipment are transformed into alphanumeric codes. These codes are taken from medical transcription of doctor's speech, notes, radiologic results, laboratory etc.

Medical Coding Process Flow
  1. Collecting patient information : Secure accessing of charts from information management systems.
  2. Pre-coding : Coders code the procedure, diagnostic details etc.
  3. ICD and CPT codingCoding have mainly 2 parts, procedural and diagnostic. ICD for diagnostic and CPT for procedural. Medical coders check the compatibility of diagnostic and procedural codes.
  4. Quality check : First of all quality is checked by quality experts. Then the coded files will forward to clients for quality check.
  5. Client feedback : According to client feedback, coding team will work for 100% client satisfaction.


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3 Types of Medical Codes :
  1. ICD (International Classification of Diseases)
  2. CPT (Current Procedure Terminology)
  3. HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System)
1. ICD (International Classification of Diseases)
ICD is a standard diagnostic tool. ICD-9-CM is a set of HIPAA transaction codes used to indicate patient diagnosis details by doctors, hospitals, and other health workers. ICD-10-CM is a revision of the ICD-9-CM. Which is used to code all diagnosis, symptoms, procedures etc.
2. CPT (Current Procedure Terminology)
CPT code set is published, maintained, annually updated and copyrighted by American Medical Association (AMA).  It is used to code the medical procedures. 
3. HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System)
HCPCS code set is developed on the basis of CPT codes by CPT's developer organization (CMS) and maintained by American Medical Association (AMA). It is used to code services, procedures, and equipment not covered by CPT codes.

What is Medical Billing?

 medical-billing-in-usaMedical billing is the process of submitting and following up of medical insurance claim in order to get payment from insurance companies for services provided by healthcare provider. To proceed the claim we need to know about medical codes.


American Healthcare Technologies (AHT) is doing dual coding (ICD 9 & ICD 10) at affordable cost. AHT's billing services will eliminate the time spent on billing and you will get more time to concentrate on patient care.

Click on the link for getting more information about AHT's Medical Coding and Billing Services.
Website : www.ahtllc.com
Email : ahtllchealth@gmail.com , contact@ahtllc.com
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