Medical Billing Forum

Coding => Coding => Topic started by: ttenaglia on April 24, 2012, 12:13:59 AM

Title: Learning New Field
Post by: ttenaglia on April 24, 2012, 12:13:59 AM
What's the best way to learn the coding for a specialty that I haven't billed for previously?

Thanks,

Tom
Title: Re: Learning New Field
Post by: Michele on April 24, 2012, 06:48:58 AM
Well, what is the specialty?  Many times posting it will bring tips from others who have done that specialty.  In my opinion, an experienced biller can pick up a specialty they haven't previously done by doing a little research and getting the main points/tips from other experienced billers who have done that specialty.
Title: Re: Learning New Field
Post by: PMRNC on April 24, 2012, 07:53:40 AM
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What's the best way to learn the coding for a specialty that I haven't billed for previously?

Do you mean "Coding" or "billing" ? they are different.  A biller should be familiar with codes and interpreting them for billing purposes, but really only a qualified coder or provider should be doing the actual coding.