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 record that will be used by both health care providers and insurance companies.
Medical Coding training at Cigma Medical Coding Academy opens a new world of opportunities for students who are eager to enter healthcare IT industry. Medical Coding is a profession which converts the health record, such as the prescription and other documents of a patient, from doctors or physician into medical codes. Medical coders should have comprehensive knowledge of inspecting and preparing medical records. In order to apply codes for the description, he/she should perceive the necessary information from the hospital records.
There are several certifications in Medical Coding Industry. Certification courses for coding & billing are provided by two American institutes, the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The certificates provided by these associations are valid throughout the US and in India, and recently in Gulf countries like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which have also begun implementing the training and certification provided by these institutes. While there are several types of credentials by which one can become certified, the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) are the most popular.
The average earning capacity of a certified professional Coder & Biller in India is in the range of Rs. 18,000 to 22,000 per month. More experienced coders can earn around Rs 30,000 or more per month. The remuneration for such roles increases dramatically after completion of the CPC, (Certified Professional Coder) the industry-recognized certification course.
Start your new career in Medical Coding in as little as three months. At CIGMA Medical Coding Academy, you’ll get real-world experience of coding and how to manage records. We’ll help you succeed with expert instruction from dedicated faculty members. Both classroom and online programs are available at CIGMA. For more information visit www.cigmahealthcare.in