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How to become a Certified Coding Specialist

How to become a Certified Coding Specialist


Medical coding is an excellent career opportunity these days. Many who pass out as graduatesin streams like B Pharmacy, Microbiology, Biotechnology, and Health Education have found this career option very beneficial. At our training institute, we have trained many graduates in medicalcoding, and most of them are gainfully employed.

Joshi Medicode has always emphasized on onsite/realtime training with special focus on industry exposure to gain insights of the latest happenings. This would help students get practical training and they would develop skills fit for the industry. Another aspect we at Joshi Medicode always stress is the need for certification.

Careers in healthcare actually take a different dimension when students become a certified coding specialists. The demand for certified and skilled professionals is very high in the industry. Having a certification presents opportunities for higher pay packages and better career growth.

A certified medical coder or health information technician is a professional who is responsible for overseeing records of patients. A medical coder works as an intermediary to insurance company, billing office, and health clinic. Medical coders need skills that are detail oriented, and analytical. They need to be proficient with medical software.

For employment, medical coders need training in medical coding and billing and it involves medical terminology, pathophysiology, reimbursement methods, coding systems, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and ICD10. Medical coders work at hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and insurance companies and the need
for accuracy in coding is very important. For this, we at Joshi Medicode provide training to get a certification from American Health Information Management Association. We provide in depth training and corporate training so that participants understand the intricacies of coding.

We prepare participants for various certifications including Certified Coding Specialist, and Certified Coding Specialist Physician based.

Certified Coding Specialist is opted by coding professionals who provide services to hospitals. The exam consists of two parts including multiple choice questions,and patient case scenarios for coding. Hitherto, the exam was based upon ICD9, but since theadvent of ICD10, exams are based on them.

Our professionals have huge industry experience and are well versed with ICD10.Training would be comprehensive and concentrates on all the aspects. The exam as such tests the explicit set of competencies.

It includes:

Health Information Documentation.
Diagnosis & Procedure Coding.
Regulatory Guidelines and Reporting Requirements for Acute Care (Inpatient) Service.
Regulatory Guidelines and Reporting Requirements for Outpatient Services.
Data Quality and Management.
Information and Communication Technologies.
Privacy, Confidentiality, Legal, and Ethical Issues.

With professional training in these domains, students have higher chances of passing the exam and getting a certification. A certified coding specialist draws better salaries and has more chances for career growth.

If you are interested to become a certified coding specialist, visit  www.joshimedicode.com

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