Then fire him/her right away, because the efficiency of a medical coder is an important element that ensures that revenue cycles of the clinic keep flowing.
If insurance companies have held back your payments lately, it could be on account of inaccuracies in billing documents, or the charges reimbursed by the companies may be lower than what you expected.
Yes indeed, the responsibilities of a medical coder lies in ensuring that accurate codes are entered into the billing documents sent to the health insurance companies, inaccurate codes result in claims being promptly rejected, or the insurance company at its discretions will assign a code which has a lowest pay-out.ogs of medical insurance claims will continue to rise.
There are three levels of certification for a medical coder, Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and Certified Coding Specialist - Physician based (CCS-P). Although it is not mandatory for a medical coder to undergo a certification training course, the training contributes to enhancing the professional development of a coder and important issues related to HIPAA compliance, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Electronic Health Records (EHR) implementation, enhances and refines the knowledgebase of a medical coder.
BillingParadise does insist that medical coders hired by them have completed a certified training course, and it is no wonder that when clinics solicit billing and coding services from us, they are assured of an improved collection ratio and our company is streamlined claim preparation ensures that account receivables are quickly processed by medical insurance companies.