For those who are looking to hire professional medical coders to handle their billing and coding needs, here are qualities to look for in them:
Analytical skills – They need to be able to analyze the information in the patients' records in order to determine what codes are appropriate.
Detail oriented – They should have accuracy and attention to detail. Processing health insurance claims and understanding the medical coding system require a keen eye for detail.
Integrity – People working in this field must be committed to protecting patient privacy and confidentiality.
Interpersonal skills – They should be comfortable in interacting with colleagues in the billing department as well as physicians and nurses. This is because often times they might have to discuss billing problems, patient information, or ask questions about a patient's chart with the designated personnel.
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