Episode 45: Espresso Shot #8: Medical Coding Basics

Jeannie Cagle joins Mark to discuss the basics of medical coding for healthcare practitioners. Proper medical coding is essential for both compliance and reimbursement for professional services. Jeannie explains medical coding at the highest level and identifies common problem areas.

Episode Synopsis

Throughout the discussion, Jeannie explains the following concepts:

  1. What types of codes are used to bill professional medical services?
  2. Which sources are considered "gospel" when coding?
  3. What are the most common problem areas in coding?

Jeannie also explains the benefits of a coding review and how it can be used to educate healthcare providers on proper medical coding practices.


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