Tag Archives: Contract Coding

How Does Medical Coding Work? What Does a Medical Coder Do?

What Does a Medical Coder Do? Medical coding is an in-demand profession at healthcare organizations across the country. Despite the surging demand for medical coders, however, many people do not understand how medical coding works. Today, we’re explaining what medical coding is, how it works, and how a medical coder adds value to an organization. What is Medical Coding? Medical coding traces its origins all the way back 17th century recordkeeping in England. During this time, clinics kept crude records for each patient, using specific numbers and ‘codes’ to track the treatment received by each patient. Today, the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) defines medical coding as, “the transformation […]

The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Medical Contract Coder

Licensed Medical Contract Coder for Healthcare The American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) is America’s largest medical coding training and credentialing organization for healthcare contract coders. Today, we’re explaining the importance of hiring a licensed medical contract coder for your organization.   Affordable Coding Without Compromising on Quality Sometimes, outsourcing a job to a remote worker leads to issues with quality or security. Medical organizations, of course, cannot afford to compromise on quality or security. That’s why good licensing is crucial. Good licensing ensures your outsourced medical contract coders meet a certain minimum set of requirements for quality and security. At the same time, these outsourced specialists cost significantly less […]