Medical Billing and Coding For Dummies

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The easy way to start a career in medical billing and coding

With healthcare providers moving to electronic record systems, data accuracy and efficient data processing is more important than ever. Medical offices need professionally trained billers and coders, either in the office or via telecommute, to handle records for internal and external accessibility and efficiency.

Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies gives you everything you need to know to get started in medical billing and coding. It gives you practical, easy-to-follow coverage and advice on how to find a course, educational topics you should review and pursue in order to stay competitive in the field, and the laws and other regulations you'll encounter in your work.

  • Certification requirements and standard industry practices
  • Tips for dealing with government agencies and insurance companies
  • Ethical and legal issues

If you're looking to start a career in the popular field of medical billing and coding, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered!

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The easy way to start a career in medical billing and coding

Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies gives you practical, easy-to-follow information and advice on what to expect in a billing and coding career, ways to find a training program, your certification options, ways to stay competitive in the field, and the laws and other regulations you'll encounter in your work. If you're looking to start a career in the popular field of medical billing and coding, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered!

  • To bill or to code — find out what differentiates a medical coder from a medical biller and understand how the two function together working for doctors, hospitals, or insurance companies

  • The road to success — discover the most vital tidbits you need to know to succeed, from compliance and medical terminology to medical necessity and the payers of the game

  • Get certified — find a training program that prepares you for the certification exam and your career, and boost your credentials with some specialty certifications and continuing ed programs

  • Land the job — delve into the nitty-gritty details of the life of a medical biller/coder, from the claim filing process to resolving disputes and appealing claims that get denied

Open the book and find:

  • Advice on the type of job that's right for you

  • Plain-English explanations of medical jargon

  • The lowdown on the entire claims process

  • What to expect on the certification exams

  • Guidance on signing up and prepping for the exam

  • How you can prepare for the transition to ICD-10

  • Specialty certifications and professional organizations worth knowing

Learn to:

  • Find a training program that's right for you

  • Start your career in medical billing and coding

  • Stay competitive in the field

About the Author:

Karen Smiley is a certified, multi-specialty coding expert in physician and outpatient reimbursement with an extensive background in commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid claims processing. She is currently a professional coder at an ambulatory surgery center that specializes in orthopedic coding.

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