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Clinical coding, intervention coding, CPT coding, HCPCS coding, translation of descriptions into codes, and illness/disease codes.
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Outpatient Facilities

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E/M

Evaluation and Management pertains to coding the doctor patient interactions into CPT codes. These codes are then transferred to the concerned insuring agency.
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Emergency Department

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General Surgery

The field of medicine entailing knowhow of diseases needing basic surgery as a form of treatment. Discuss these diseases, diagnose, treatment, and the medical coding associated with the same.
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