Never before in healthcare has one specific field gotten such a boost of job security; at least if they are up to date on their training. With the impending October 2013 of the ICD-10 coding classification transition, medical coding and billing have become very popular careers.

Healthcare Global brought this information to our attention in their article, “New Medical Billing and Coding Careers Guide for Women Launches.” A new website dedicated to medical billing and coaching careers has been launched. This new site helps job seekers determine whether medical coding and billing is a good fit career-wise.

Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. Training is very important. That is why Access Innovations, Inc. provides training to a client’s staff and then offers quality assurance and validation services that can:

  • Minimize the risk of a coding error
  • Identify inappropriate or inadvertently applied tags
  • Display a “map” of coding distributions to allow management to get a bird’s-eye view of the coding assignment flow.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.