By Satya Gopal Kalluri– Technical Training, Quality & Operational Excellence Omega Healthcare Management Services
Akash, a young boy from Tiruchirappalli wanted to be a researcher, so he took up BSc (Life Sciences) after class 12 to follow his dream. As he began to understand the nuances of research, he realized that it may not be his cup of tea. At that point, he was uncertain of an alternative career. He stumbled upon medical coding that seemed interesting and close to the research work he was working on.
Life sciences graduates in India often find themselves struggling, due to lack of requisite skills and limited knowledge of alternate career. This is the reason that many life science graduates fail to secure a suitable job. Medical coding is fast emerging as an interesting and lucrative career for life science students.
Medical coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. It is an important process in the medical billing cycle and plays a vital role in the overall reimbursement cycle. It helps ensure that healthcare providers are paid for all the services they provide. Medical billers use these codes to submit claims to third-party payers while statisticians, researchers, public health officials, and internal auditors use these codes to determine what services were provided to patients, and why.Read More