Medical Billers and Coders: An Integral Part of the Healthcare Industry

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The Behind-The-Scenes Medical Professionals

Doctors and nurses often receive most of the attention in healthcare, but behind the scenes, many other professionals work hard to provide the best patient experience possible. Medical billers and coders are particularly important, and yet, few people understand the crucial role they play.

My friend Monica over at Carrington College made an infographic that I found very interesting and wanted to share with you all. She points out that medical billers and coders do their part to ensure that physicians and other healthcare professionals can pay attention to providing care rather than stress about insurance payments.

Medical Billing vs Medical Coding Infographic

Simplifying the Payment Process

Without medical billers and coders, the payment process would be far less efficient. Their efforts allow doctors to concentrate on treatment and patients to focus on recovery.

Medical billers and coders make payments easier to understand. Coders translate each diagnosis and treatment to one of over 140,000 ICD-10 codes. Billers then use this code to create an appropriate medical bill.

Billers and coders ought to receive a lot of credit for making the healthcare system work. They are an integral part of the healthcare industry, and their services help both doctors and patients.

So are you a coder or a medical biller? I would love to know.  Leave me a comment below.


7 Responses to “Medical Billers and Coders: An Integral Part of the Healthcare Industry”

  1. When it comes to medical billing, I didn’t know that there were certain codes in use when it comes to differentiating and identifying what the doctor had taken down so that the patients can be billed properly. Another thing that caught my eye is that these codes are also known by insurance companies so that they can compute the total cost of how much the medical services is, and if there’s any extra that would be shouldered by the patient. While I have no experience when it comes to this kind of thing, what I can say about the entire process is that it makes sense, coming from the standpoint of someone who relies on company-provided medical care a lot.

  2. Nice article on Medical Professionals. Thanks for sharing the important information for us.

  3. Very informative post about the role of Medical Billers and Coders, they are the real player behind the scene!

  4. When I bill a nurse visit with a b12 injection, why dont they pay on the nurse visit?


    Thank you

  5. Mr.Oliverez,

    Can the Advanced Care Planning CPT Code 99497 be used in a Skilled Nursing facility (SNF) set up?
    If so, can it be appended with modifier 33 for the following scenarios

    New admit to SNF – CPT 99305
    Subsequent Visit – CPT 99308/CPT 99309
    Annual visit – CPT 99318.

    if so how?

    any comments and suggestions


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