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Section 2: What is Medical Coding?

(15 videos, 02:08:50 hours)

Medical coding is the translation of medical reports into a short code used within the healthcare industry. This helps summarize otherwise cumbersome medical reports into efficient, data-friendly codes. While complex and detail-driven, medical coding really comes down to knowing how to navigate the three main code sets: CPT, ICD, and HCPCS. These code sets help coders document the condition of a patient and describe the medical procedure performed on that patient in response to their condition. We’ll train you to recognize how code set is organized and how each should be used. We’ll also cover the impending upgrade from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM, which is slated to occur in October of 2015.