The Difference Between Medical Billing and Coding
Medical coders are one of the few health care field occupations where there’s no direct hands-on patient care. Medical coders work on the business side of health care facilities and not the clinical side. The main task of medical coders is to secure the patient information, enter the codes, work with the insurance companies, and submit and monitor the billing process for payment.
Medical coding professionals provide a key role in the medical billing process. Taking a medical coding class will enhance your medical billing knowledge.
While medical coding does enhance your medical billing knowledge it is not the same as medical billing. Although it may be the same person performing the medical billing and coding task, the jobs are different. The medical coder is primarily responsible for taking the patient information and assigning the right codes.
Once you complete a medical coding course you will be ready to take your national certification exam. You will have the confidence and knowledge you need to pass successfully.
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