What is Medical Coding?
Medical coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. The diagnoses and procedure codes are taken from medical record documentation, such as transcription of physician's notes, laboratory and radiologic results, etc. Medical coding professionals help ensure the codes are applied correctly during the medical billing process, which includes abstracting the information from documentation, assigning the appropriate codes, and creating a claim to be paid by insurance carriers.
Why is Medical Coding Needed?
A patient's diagnosis, test results, and treatment must be documented, not only for reimbursement but to guarantee high quality care in future visits. A patient's personal health information follows them through subsequent complaints and treatments, and they must be easily understood.
I would really appreciate it if anyone would be willing to help me raise money so that I can study. We have a an online course here in the Philippines for medical coding. I am hoping that I can study online because I am also taking care of my mother at home. I cannot leave for too long.
For your reference of the online course, here is the link.
I am hoping to take the full course package so that after the lectures I can take the exam at once.
I would really appreciate any amount you will donate.
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Thank you very much.