I really like coding for primary care physicians because you get to see everything under the sun. You really broaden your perspective. You will code for all ages of patients so you will do physicals, paps, well-child & woman. You will see immunizations and admins, J codes/inj admin codes, xrays, lesion removals, etc...
It is really neat and info is pretty readily available because although the variety of services is there, most of it is pretty straight forward unlike some other types of medicine that are more specialized (cardio, radio chemo, nephrology).
The aafp is a terrific website and always has great articles, tips, and coding info. Take a moment to look through it.
Also, you will be dealing with more variety of insurance plans (HMO's, Mcal/Mcaid, EPSDT, CHDP) so I presume you will be opening yourself up to learn about their guidelines, coding and otherwise. Look through the Provider Handbooks you will have in the office on these because coding for some of these payors involve special codes and criteria.
I hope this info helps out. Good Luck to you, you will have a good time!
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