Medical Coding and Billing IDC-9
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the premier system for categorizing diseases across the world for medical coder. In order to meet American medical healthcare industry needs, NCHS developed ICD-9-CM as an adaption; this code is utilized in accord with hospital outpatient and physician office visits within United States boundaries.
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Note: For ICD-10 and ICD-11, please see our Medical Coding and Billing (ICD-10 and ICD-11) online course.
About our online training course
This Medical Coding and Billing IDC-9 online training course will lay the groundwork of your healthcare data pathway and equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in coding within the healthcare industry. Healthcare is an intricate domain due to its ever changing and complex processes related to health management, treatments, etc. We’ll investigate all aspects of this field so that we can recognize how valuable -and increasingly sought-after- medical coding is!
The ICD is currently the most widely used statistical classification system for diseases in the world. ICD-9-CM is an adaption created by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and used in assigning diagnostic and procedure codes associated with inpatient, outpatient, and physician office utilization in the United States.
The ICD-9-CM is based on the ICD-9, but provides for additional morbidity detail.
For more than a century, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) has been relied upon to accurately track global diseases and deaths. Initially created by the International Statistical Institute in 1893 as the International List of Causes of Death, ICD has since undergone numerous developments and remains one of the most prominent disease surveillance systems utilized today. The adaptation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ICD-9-CM code set was approved in the US back in 1979 and has since been consistently updated. This system is meticulously monitored to ensure that it meets up with provider, payer, and other key stakeholder needs at least once every year. In 2015, the ICD-10 coding system replaced ICD-9 and this upgraded version contains significantly more codes than its predecessor which makes this transition even more important for our overall health care industry.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Coding and Billing IDC-9
What is the purpose of the Medical Coding and Billing IDC-9 course?
The course is designed to provide the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work as a medical coder within the healthcare industry, focusing on the use of ICD-9-CM, an adaption of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) system developed by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
What are the contents of the Medical Coding and Billing IDC-9 course?
The course includes 12 hours of training, 103 videos, 16 topics, and 23 practice questions. The course aims to cover all aspects of medical coding so that students can understand how valuable and increasingly sought-after medical coding is in the healthcare industry.
What is the format of the course?
The course is offered online and on-demand, allowing students to learn at their own pace. It’s available as part of an All Access Monthly Subscription, which provides access to over 2,500 hours of content from the provider. New subscribers can start with 7 free days without any obligation, and the subscription can be canceled at any time.
What is the role of medical coders and billers in healthcare?
Medical coders and billers process patient data, such as treatment records and related insurance information. They identify diagnoses, medical tests, treatments, and procedures found in clinical documentation and transcribe this patient data into standardized codes to bill government and commercial payers for physician reimbursement. They work together to ensure that healthcare providers are accurately and efficiently paid for the services they perform.
Are there any professional certifications available in the field of medical billing and coding?
Yes, there are professional certifications such as the Certified Professional Biller (CPB) and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC). These certifications demonstrate proficiency in medical billing and coding, respectively, and are recognized by healthcare providers and insurance companies.
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Medical Coding and Billing IDC-9
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