Medical coding is a unique process of transformation of medical services, healthcare diagnosis, and procedures into medical alphanumeric codes which are universal in nature. These diagnoses and procedures are taken from the documentation of medical records for example physician’s notes, radiologic results, and laboratory results etc.
Medical Coding as one of the latest field which is offering jobs to many professional. It started to come in lime light since few years in India, and is only expected to grow in near future.
Medical coding is also preferred by MBBS doctors, since every medical service requires now a days the knowledge of Medical Coding.
Medical coders are needed in IT companies, Hospitals, Insurance Companies etc.
Professionals in medical coding make sure that these codes are correctly applied during the process of medical billing that includes abstracting the valuable information from the documentation provided through assigning the codes that are appropriate, and creating a claim that is to be paid by insurance carriers.