Medical Billing and Coding Compliance and Guidelines

Medical coding involves the transformation of important health-related information such as diagnosis, services and equipment into a universally acceptable medical alphanumeric code. These codes are applied to the medical records and the billing, so that the right charge is made of each diagnosis and treatment, and that the patient is paying correctly for the services that were availed. Medical coding involves using classification systems such as CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II.

Medical practices have to phase out to HIPAA ICD-10 by October 1, 2015

Phasing out the HIPAA ICD-9 and ushering in the HIPAA ICD-10 is a massive exercise required under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. Hospitals and other healthcare providers have to get used to a set of codes that is different from what was being practiced for over three decades. more...


HIPAA requires compliance with ICD-9-CM guidelines

ICD-9-CM guidelines have been issued to bring about standardization and uniformity in the use of medical codes. Adherence to this guideline is a requirement under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). more...


A brief understanding of the uses of medical coding

With more than a 100,000 practitioners in this discipline; medical coding is catching up as a viable profession for many in the US and away. more...