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The Difference Between a Coder & Certified Coder

Posted Feb 4, 2016


Medical coders play a vital role in the daily operations of any healthcare provider. In addition to assigning codes for patient diagnosis, office visits, and procedures, coders must submit claims to insurers. As an integral part of your company's revenue stream, it is crucial these claims are accurate and timely. While all healthcare coders receive training, only certified professional coders are recognized professionally as leaders in their field. Healthcare Information Services employs only certified professional coders, ensuring that your claims and billing are processed in an expert manner.

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MQSA Regulatory Accommodation for Changes to the ABR Certification Examination Process: FDA Guidance

Posted Mar 5, 2015

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Medical residents who are preparing to graduate this June and who wish to be classified as an interpreting physician according to the MQSA need to be aware of requirements changes that went into effect last year.  The ABR made changes to their certification process which led the FDA to come out with guidelines to accommodate those ABR changes.  This confusing process, and attendant requirements, are explained below.

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4 Key Signs It's Time to Outsource Your RCM

Posted Jan 22, 2015

ID-10052928 Like many other physician practices, you may be undecided whether or not to outsource your billing and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) functions.  You may have already outsourced payroll and transcription, but when it comes to billing, you might think twice and say, “Won’t that be a mistake?”

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Converting your Top Ortho ICD9 Codes to ICD10

There are many orthopedic coding that will come with the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10.This free guide will help you understand ICD-10, prepare for it, and give you the resources to guide your transition.

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ICD-10 Implementation: How to Choose Your Coding Team Wisely

Posted Mar 21, 2012

getting it rightThe coming implementation of ICD-10 looms large over the healthcare industry. With changes coming, healthcare providers need to be up to date when it come to filing claims. With the potential for your company's resources to be eaten up with managing the switchover, it makes sense to hire an expert coding team to manage your claims and billing. Choosing a coding team wisely requires that you consider certification, accuracy of knowledge and a track record of doing timely and successful work. Healthcare Information Services employs only the top coders in the industry to manage your transition to ICD-10 successfully.

Certification

While medical coders don't need to be certified to practice legally, you should always check to make sure they have have proper certification. Certified coders have had to pass exams in coding, anatomy and medical terminology, ensuring that they are the best at what they do. With ICD-10 coming, there is no reason to take a risk by hiring a team of non-certified coders. HIS' coders are all certified and take pride in doing their job to the highest standard of quality. When you assemble a team of certified coders, you can rest assured that they have the training and knowledge to file claims accurately and on time, potentially saving your company millions.

Current Knowledge

Being designated an expert is one thing, but coders also need to maintain relevance in their field. When you assemble your coding team, you should make sure that they have intimate knowledge of ICD-9, HCPCS and CPT coding books, as well as ICD-10. Having a team of medical coders who are familiar with the ins and outs of these standards, ensures that your claims will be processed properly and will be more likely to be approved. The medical coders employed by Healthcare Information Services are always up to date on the important knowledge in the field, including ICD-10.

Timely and Accurate Work

The only way you can really know if a team of medical coders does good work is by looking at their track record. The best medical coders have a history of filing claims on time and accurately for the best results possible. When you hire coders from HIS, you know that their team has a 98 percent claims rate, much higher than the industry average. Our expert team will deliver claims cleanly, ensuring fast payment and higher revenues for healthcare providers.

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The Best Way to Simplify Your Revenue Cycle

Posted Mar 14, 2012

simpleAs a healthcare professional, chances are good that the least satisfactory and, perhaps, most frustrating part of your job, is the billing and collection process.  At Healthcare Information Services (HIS), Revenue Cycle Management is what we do best and, in successfully partnering with private physicians, hospitals and clinics over the past twenty plus years, we have been able to help them boost both profitability and cash flow through the implementation of our services.  We do what we do best so that you can concentrate on what you do best, patient care and treatment.

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