Medical billers and coders play a vital role in the connection between health care providers, patients and insurance companies. As a medical biller and coder, you’ll need to read patient charts to determine medical history, including diagnoses and treatments given. Based on these charts, you’ll use a set of established medical codes in order to transcribe patient history into a type of “shorthand” that will be used by both health care providers and insurance companies.
Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest growing fields in the India. As industries are growing day by day according to industry data, the offshore healthcare services industry is growing at a rate of 25-35 % per year.
Medical coding is the fastest-growing outsourced business process in India, so trained and certified coders are required but currently very few of healthcare employers are adequately staffed with trained medical coders. The most common reason for this is the lack of qualified candidates.
A very similar career, and often available through the same programs, is a medical transcriptionist career. Medical transcription jobs have the same goal as medical biller and coder jobs, but medical transcriptionists listen to physicians’ diagnoses and treatment plans, and then write down codes based on that, while medical billers and coders get their information from reading patient reports.
Start your new career in Medical Coding in as little as three months. At CIGMA Medical Coding Academy, you’ll practice real-world examples of coding and how to manage records. We also have specialized courses for equipping you for CPC Certification and ICD-10 Coding. We’ll help you succeed with expert instruction from dedicated faculty members with real-world experience. CIGMA provides both classroom and online programs with personalized student support.