Easy! We'll tell you but make sure to sign up for our FREE on demand webinar "What Is Medical Coding" available on our website. 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.
You'll see a healthcare provider and the healthcare provider reviews your medical complaint and reviews your medical history, makes an expert assessment of what’s wrong (diagnosis) and how to treat you, and documents your visit. That documentation is not only the patient’s ongoing record, it’s how the healthcare provider gets paid....but that's a whole other story :)
Attending Cohens Coding & Consulting online Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Course will prepare you to become a certified medical coder. Our classes start daily, Monday thru Friday and you choose when you'd like to begin! We make it easy for our students to begin their journey into the healthcare field.