Jun 27th, 2018
When it comes to a coder’s arsenal of resources to verify a physician’s medical coding accuracy, the staples of the trade are CPT®, ICD-9, ICD-10, and HCPCS Level II code books. But today, there are more options: electronic options. For example, encoder software such as AAPC Coder, which searches the four medical code sets using ...
Listen to the advice of others before making up your mind. Coders entering the healthcare industry at the turn of the century had it easy: Their only tools of the trade were CPT®, ICD-9, and HCPCS Level II books. Today, coders have options. New technology has many new coders wondering whether they should invest in ...
Rely on coding technology for efficiency, but know your way around a codebook for accuracy. As our lives become more intertwined with technology, so do our jobs. Many of us started with an ICD-9-CM tome, wondering how we’d ever digest its contents. We did it, though, as well as ICD-10 — and some of us ...