Medical Coding for Dummies?
by Barbara Davis
I"m taking a medical billing and coding classes on line. I have no idea what I'm doing. My instructor is really nice but, I'm the type I have to be shown HOW TO DO IT, and I can't get this across to her. I've gotten through with all the other classes they have thrown in with this course. Like how to trouble shoot your computer. Now, after a year, I've gotten to the classes I wanted and I have no idea where to start to even find the answer. My question is, Is there any simple instructions on how to do coding? I need Medical Coding for DUMMIES.
Great question(s). I know coding can seem overwhelming as there are so many facets and specialties.
One of the books that helped me - and I still refer to it a lot - is "Understanding Health Insurance" by Michelle Green. It's available on Amazon. You can usually get a used copy for reasonable. Just do a search on Amazon and you'll find it quickly. I think she does a good job of explaining coding without making it too overwhelming.
Some helpful coding sites are:
Just My Passion. It's a site jam packed full of coding links and information.
American Association of Professional Coders Resources page is also a good reference.
Hope these help some and don't overwhelm you even more. Good Luck.
Mar 31, 18 09:47 AM
Besides networking .. visiting their offices, how else can you attract their business? When you close the collections month, how do you bill the physicians?
Mar 31, 18 09:36 AM
I have a potential client that is requested claim scrubbing resolutions (only corrections on claims submission errors) and insurance verification on the
Mar 31, 18 09:28 AM
The provider that I bill for just advised that he has a new tax ID. What is the process for this change? Would every insurance company need to be contacted?
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