Get Appropriate Claim Through Certified Coding Facility
Radiology coding system includes certain procedures that are performed in the radiology department. A radiology coder is responsible to bill these procedures correctly and each procedure is identified by a specified code based on ICD-9 and CPT standards, so that insurance companies are able to recognize the code to pay accordingly.
The radiologic technologists operate imaging machine and equipment and take X-rays of patients. Some of them perform more complex duties, such as computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound. The certified radiologic coders have to determine the correct ICD-9 (International Classification of Disease) and CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code for the treatment procedure. For the radiology coding certification, the coders need precise coding information that comes from medical record.
There are many colleges and online courses that include training and certification programs to become radiology coders, such as CPC (Certified Professional Coder), CBCS (Certified Billing and Coding Specialist) or CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant). These experts possess the knowledge of code subspecialties of ultrasound, MRI and interventional radiology. The radiology coders also possess the ability to meet deadline and most of the hospitals make a policy to determine that turn-around time from the process to coding. Since the CPC codes change and coders have to identify the changes in order to get more compensation from the insurance companies.
People can access coding solution with the help of online service providers. They assure you to identify the radiologists’ documentation deficiencies required for the improvement of records and reimbursement optimization. They take nominal charge per reporting.