Medical coding: Medical coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. Medical coders play a key role in medical process. Medical coding professionals help to ensure that the codes are applied correctly during the medical billing process. These codes are taken from medical transcription, physician’s notes, laboratory and radiologic reports. It is important to document all the treatment or health care service received by the patient every time. The coder will analyze the data from these documents, assign the codes and create the claim to be paid by the patients.
Medical Billing: Medical billing translates a healthcare service into a billing claim. The responsibility of a
medical biller is to follow up on claims with health insurance companies in order to receive payment for
services rendered by a healthcare provider.