Medical Billing Training

Medical Billing is one of the most secure careers available these days because it is an essential function and an intrinsic part of one of the fastest growing industries in the country – medical practices and Health Care. The constantly exploding number of patients, Health Care options, and insurance claims is driving the growth of medical practices.

Every insurance company requires an itemized list of procedures, medicines, and other materials before they can process and pay out a claim. This is where confident and capable medical billing specialists come in – to help medical practices in accurate coding, billing, and reimbursement processing.

Medical biller and coders have an extremely important role to play in the financial success of medical practices and other health care facilities. It is, therefore, very important that the medical biller has extensive knowledge and great experience in identifying appropriate diagnoses for patient encounters. Most of the renowned medical billers specialize in coding after a thorough training program and a certification process.

The American academy of professional coders and American Health Information Management Association offer medical billing training and certification to enable medical billers with the requisite knowledge to excel in their field. All medical coders and billers are made to learn the universal coding system used to define thousands of medical conditions, diagnoses, surgeries, tests and other procedures. Moreover, they get hands-on experience in completing diagnostic reports, insurance claims forms and other documentation used in most medical practices.

At Akshar Health Care we ensure that our coders and billers undergo a rigorous medical billing training initially, in addition to refresher sessions and courses. Our medical coders and billers learn all about the medical practice management area which also includes insurance codes and other billing intricacies. Medical billing training covers the following Medical Terminology and Ethics, Analyzing the Patient’s Records, ICD-9-CM for diagnosis coding, CPT-4 for the procedures coding, and HCPCS for supply coding – which is a mandatory requirement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for all medical specialists.

Once a specialist has taken the medical billing training, s/he is most up-to-date on all information regarding HIPAA regulations, the Affordable Care Act, and U.S. Bureau of Labor trends—crucial information that helps ensure accuracy and compliance within the medical billing and coding field.

Medical billing training not only covers the theoretical and financial side of billing and coding, but also takes into account the technology advancements that have been seen in the medical field. A good medical billing training course ensures that candidates also have a working knowledge of the medical coding software required to work on ICD-10 CM.

After successfully completing medical billing training, a coder is supposed to have the following skill sets:

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Ability to give more precise codes than those only needed for statistical grouping.
  • Detailed knowledge of clinical documentation and clinical classification being used.
  • Decision making ability to generate and assign appropriate codes based on the documentation.