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Health Information Coding

Health Information Coding

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Health Information Coding:

The main duties of a health information coder are to analyze medical statements and assign standard codes using a classification system that is it is the process of transforming illustration of medical diagnoses and mechanisms into universally accepted medical code numbers. Health information coding is highly demand medical specialty these days with minimum educational qualification required and no high responsibility like facing the patient or their families.

Initially the Health Information coder will have to work under the supervision of some higher level authority to learn and perform more drilled coding functions relating to patient's medical records.

The major duties and responsibilities of the Health Information Coder may be as follows:

  • Reviewing and coding patient's medical record and information depending up on the assignment
  • Assisting the HIM Coding Supervisor by the correction and submission of the required data
  • Critically observing medi care and other paid bulletins and manuals
  • gaining knowledge of current and other required coding certifications as necessary
  • Evaluation of the quality of medical documents continuously to recognize incomplete or irrelevant documents for patients and confronts that impact the selection of the code and its resulting
  • Uphold the Standards of Ethical Coding
  • Identifies account reports which are not billed for exceptional services to reduce accounts receivable ( outstanding ) days for patients
  • other related duties as assigned

These may not be the only duties. There may be lots more depending up on the situation and the skill of the health information coder.

Qualification for this post is a certificate on Registered Health Information Administrator.

The salary in this field is quite attractive depending up on the degree and the skills acquired and chances of increments also prevails depending up on the experience gather and the type of job delivered.

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