There are excellent career opportunities for Medical Coding both in India and abroad
Duration : 100 working days
Eligibility : Graduate from any stream
Training Mode : NIMC provides both classroom and online method of training
Career Graph in Medical Coding
Candidates start their career in Medical coding field as Junior Medical Coders and work their way up as senior medical Coders, Quality Analyst / trainers, Deputy Managers, Managers and eventually become a part of the senior management.
Medical Coding can be defined as the analysis of medical reports, healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical equipment, and medical services and converting the same into standardized universally accepted medical codes.
Major factors propelling the growth of the market include the escalating demand for coding services, rising need for a universal language to reduce frauds and misinterpretations associated with insurance claims, and high demand to streamline hospital billing procedures.
These codes are defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). These diagnostic and procedure codes are taken from various medical records namely physician notes, laboratory / radiology results. The main job of a medical coder (or clinical coder) is to analyze the medical records / laboratory results, radiology results etc. and assign codes based on standard classification. Medical coding holds a crucial place in RCM (Revenue Cycle Management) which deals with the settlement of insurance claims in developed countries.
In addition, data security is a major concern for healthcare organizations, and offshore coding companies are also becoming aware of these data security concerns, while understanding that breach in a client’s data is likely to result in the loss of business. Thus, leading offshore coding firms are building a secure environment for the coders to work in.
Insurance companies can release payments to doctors, hospitals, and patients only after they receive the medical code for the treatment.
A. Communicative English & Basic Grammar:
We provide an interesting and interactive approach towards the English language which molds the student for corporate life.
B. Anatomy & Medical Terminology
We impart knowledge in such a way that it is easy for even non-life science students to grasp and assimilate.
C. International Classification of Diseases (ICD -10)
This is a diagnostic tool used globally for health management, clinical diagnosis, and epidemiology and is maintained by World Health Organization (WHO).
D. Current procedural Terminology
This is the set of standard codes created by American Medical Association (AMA) that define codes, description, and guidelines for various medical, surgical, diagnostic services and procedures.
E. Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems
F. Basic Computer Knowledge
G. Soft skill training & Personality development
H. Resume Building & Interview Preparation
ICD – 10
International Classification of Diseases which is the 10th revision Procedure Coding System. ICD-10 codes are alphanumeric codes used for diagnoses. Every disease, disorder, injury, infection and physiological symptom has its own ICD-10 code.
Current Procedural Terminology: This is a procedural code and is used for reporting medical, diagnostic and surgical services provided by health care professionals. They are also used to track important health data and measure performance and efficiency. Majority of the codes are numeric in nature.
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System. The main aim of this system is to ensure accurate, consistent billing and processing of insurance claims. HCPCS codes are mainly used for billing and identifying items and non-physician based services such as ambulance services and prosthetic devices.
CPC (Certified Professional Coder) is a certification that is awarded by AAPC (American Academy for Professional Coders) and is the most recognized credential worldwide. In most countries like USA, Middle East, UK etc. it is mandatory to clear the CPC exam in order to get a job. In India, it is possible to get a job without CPC certification but salaries slabs are lower than that of CPC certified medical coders