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Title: Medical Coding Training Frequently Asked Questions


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Medical Coding Training Frequently Asked Questions
For More Information Please visit
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ng-Hyderabad.php
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Introduction
Students and job seekers intending to learn
medical coding often have a number of questions
in mind before taking up the course. Some of the
most frequently asked questions are addressed
here for the benefit of would-be medical coders
looking for medical coding training.
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1. What do medical coders do?
Medical coders, simply put, assign codes to
everything that forms a part of the patients
healthcare records. They assign codes for
doctors diagnoses, patients treatment,
procedures performed, prescriptions given, etc.
This information is then used to process medical
claims issued by the healthcare facility to
insurance companies so that they can be
compensated for the services they provide.
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2. Where do medical coders work?
  • Medical coders find employment in both clinical
    and non-clinical settings. They work in
    healthcare facilities, hospitals, surgery
    centres, physician offices, and similar clinical
    settings. Alternatively, they may also work in
    insurance companies, government agencies,
    outsourcing companies, and public health
    organizations. They may also have night shifts.
    Some medical coders set up their own home
    businesses and work on a freelance basis. Some
    work for consultancies as well. Medical coders
    work in a business-like environment and have to
    spend long hours on a desktop PC.

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3. What academic background is required for
medical coding training?
  • To find work as a medical coder, there is per se
    no specific academic background required. A high
    school diploma or equivalent is enough to enrol
    in a medical coding institute and then find
    employment afterwards. Being a life science
    graduate however is an added advantage while
    looking for high paying jobs or for helping in
    career advancement. Those with a pharmacy,
    biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry or
    any other biological background in academics will
    find it easier to grasp the subject. This is
    however not mandatory.

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4. Can I learn medical coding even if I dont
have a medical background?
  • Yes, you can get trained in medical coding and
    be employed as a medical coder without a medical
    background. Medical coding courses cover the
    basic medical terminologies and biology topics
    that are required to learn coding. Those without
    a medical background may however have to work
    harder during their medical coding training.

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5. Are there any mandatory certifications in
medical coding?
  • There are no mandatory certification
    requirements to be employed as a medical coder.
    However, being certified by a reputed training
    institute would be helpful in finding employment.
    Certifications from AAPC (American Academy of
    Professional Coders) and AHIMA (American Health
    Information Management Association) may however
    be essential while progressing from one level to
    the next in a medical coding career. These are
    official bodies that provide medical coding
    guidelines and therefore their certifications are
    valuable.

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5. Are there any mandatory certifications in
medical coding?
  • Students attending medical coding courses from
    any institute, such as a medical coding training
    institute in Hyderabad, or in any other part of
    the world can give the online examinations for
    AHIMA or AAPC certifications. For the CPC
    certification from AAPC, at least two-year
    experience in medical coding is required. There
    are various other certifications with
    corresponding exams, such as the Certified Coding
    Associate (CCA) exam and the Certified Coding
    Specialist (CCS) exam.

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Conclusion
  • With so many training institutes popping up, it
    could be difficult to choose the right one.
    However, it would be helpful to know that a
    certification from any institute is enough to
    find a job in medical coding. Some of the best
    medical coding training institutes in Hyderabad
    include Ikya Global. It offers assistance with
    the official CPC certification as well.

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