There is an increasing focus on improving healthcare in order to ensure higher quality, greater access and better value for money. In recent years, training programs have been developed to teach healthcare professionals formal quality improvement methods.
Medical coding and medical billing:
The number one aspect of a good Medical Biller OR Coder is attention to detail. Accuracy and organization are two important traits that you will find in any successful professionals in today’s Medical Billing and Coding industries. When coding, filing or billing a patient claim, it is extremely important to prepare each claim with the correct procedures and costs to avoid any confusion, rejections or delays with the insurance company or party responsible for payment. Avoiding confusion is the key to the entire complicated health care claims process. Medical Billers and Coders carry a responsibility to each patient they work on behalf of in order to get their claim right and in a timely manner.
The following list was put together by actual medical billers and coders from a number of surveys identifying some of the most important aspects of the job:
- Up To Date Medical & Insurance Terminology
- The Health Insurance Claims Process
- Knowledge Of All Necessary Forms
- Basic Accounting & Financial Controls
- Basic Office Administration
ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). This revision contains codes for diseases, related health problems, abnormal findings, signs and symptoms of, external causes of injury or diseases, and social circumstances. AAPC has nationally renowned ICD-10 experts who have developed comprehensive training and resources to help guide your practice or career through the evolving ICD-10 code set. We have the knowledge and education to help make sense of what can be complicated information, including code books such as the ICD-10-CM or ICD-10-PCS. Whether you're a large facility or an independent practice, we have ICD-10 solutions that will ﬁt your needs. The Umed CDI Team will come to your healthcare center and assess documentation improvement opportunities, implement the program, educate and train your staff, and help maintain the program on an on-going basis. Contact us today to set up an on-site evaluation.
Physician and staff Training:
Most physicians are trained in RCM software before its implemented, but that doesn't mean the rest of the staff is. Revenue cycle management software requires specific coding in order to be effective. However, most staffs aren't trained in this type of coding, which causes difficulty for hospitals and head physicians in particular. In other words, if a nurse or other staffer incorrectly codes a diagnosis, it creates a financial ripple effect for physicians as well as hospital billing cycles. RCM requires proper training, which is something hospitals and the physicians that run them aren't prepared to implement. Umed helps to train the physician and staff with RCM software including workflow and claims management as well as electronic health record compatibility.
Umed delivers the best of the best training to all his clients. Contact us today to help you.