What Is Medical Coding?
Medical coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. The diagnoses and procedure codes are taken from medical record documentation, such as transcription of physician's notes, laboratory and radiologic results, etc. Medical coding professionals help ensure the codes are applied correctly during the medical billing process, which includes abstracting the information from documentation, assigning the appropriate codes, and creating a claim to be paid by insurance carriers. The main task of medical coders is to review clinical statements and assign standard codes using CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II classification system
SCOPE OF MEDICAL CODING
About Galaxy Computer Education
Galaxy Computer Education is an advanced medical coding training center located in Abu Dhabi (UAE). We are a group of AAPC certified Working Professional coders from Middle East, our job oriented training in Middle East make Galaxy Computer Education differ from others. We aims to create Professionals who wish to join the ever demanding medical industry as a Professional Coder. Any graduates/Diploma with Medical and non-medical background are eligible for this Medical Coding Course. Earning a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree can strengthen a medical coder's career; however, it's not required to show proficiency. What is necessary is to have a solid foundation of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology education, which can be obtained from our training classes.
The duration of the medical coding course offered by Galaxy Computer Education is maximum 80 hours. You can either take the weekday’s course (3 days a week) or Friday Class (Every Friday 4 Hours).
- Anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
- lab procedures
- ICD 9 CM (International Classification of Diseases 9th edition) - brief
- ICD 10 CM (International Classification of Diseases 10th edition) - advanced
- CPT (Current Procedural Terminology)
- HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System)
- HIPAA rules and regulations
- CMS and NCCI coding