Medical coding is what experts at Pacific are deft at. Our Medical coders are proficient with CPT coding (Current Procedural Terminology) across various specialties, like Cardiology, Radiology, Neurology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Pathology, and Oncology. Besides, we also follow HIPAA regulations and work under the AHIMA rules.
At Pacific, we also do CPT and HCPCS coding for surgery, lab and other tests based on the guidelines of AMA and CMS. Correct CPT or procedural coding is a must to do for any healthcare business, so as to eliminate chances of coding errors during the billing process and reducing the cost and insecurity involved in patient claims management. Thus, we take the onus of our healthcare clients’ diagnostic and procedural coding, so that they rest assure for their claims and invest their time and efforts in more fruitful activities.
Our medical coders competently follow a systematic procedure to assign CPT codes to patients’ health care problems. At first, the patient’ chart (which is prepared after the first visits the doctor) is presented to the coder, who then read and analyze it to match the problem with its corresponding numerical code and then assign the proper diagnosis code with its numerical code from the most current (recently update by AMA) CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) Book. The Coding team checks the compatibility of the diagnosis with the procedure code.
Proper CPT coding informs the payer (patient’s medical insurance company) of the medical services that have been provided to the patient, along with listing the diagnosis, symptom, complaint, condition or problem (e.g., the reason for performing the service), thus helps in medical billing and claim reimbursements.