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Product Description The definitive guide to starting a successful career in medical billing and coding With the healthcare sector growing at breakneck speed—it’s currently the largest employment sector in the U.S. and expanding fast—medical billing and coding specialists are more essential than ever. These critical experts, also known as medical records and health information technicians, keep systems working smoothly by ensuring patient billing and insurance data are accurately and efficiently administered. This updated edition provides everything you need to begin—and then excel in—your chosen career. From finding the right study course and the latest certification requirements to industry standard practices and insider tips for dealing with government agencies and insurance companies, Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies has you completely covered. Find out about the flexible employment options available and how to qualify Understand the latest updates to the ICD-10 Get familiar with ethical and legal issues Discover ways to stay competitive and get ahead The prognosis is good—get this book today and set yourself up with the perfect prescription for a bright, secure, and financially healthy future! From the Inside Flap Discover certification requirements Ensure patient billing is accurate and efficient Understand the latest updates to the ICD-10 Prepare for an exciting new career! Healthcare is currently the largest employment sector in the United States and growing fast! Medical billing and coding specialists are in high demand, and this updated guide gives you all the information you need to get started in this productive field. It explains what the job entails, the rules you'll deal with, employment opportunities, and how to acquire your certification. Then it takes you through the actual on-the-job process and shows you how to work with the various stakeholders involved. For a healthy professional future, read on! Inside... How billing and coding differ The compliance rules Understanding medical terms Which certification suits you? Finding a study program Steps to processing a claim Handling appeals and disputes Ethical considerations From the Back Cover Discover certification requirements Ensure patient billing is accurate and efficient Understand the latest updates to the ICD-10 Prepare for an exciting new career! Healthcare is currently the largest employment sector in the United States and growing fast! Medical billing and coding specialists are in high demand, and this updated guide gives you all the information you need to get started in this productive field. It explains what the job entails, the rules you'll deal with, employment opportunities, and how to acquire your certification. Then it takes you through the actual on-the-job process and shows you how to work with the various stakeholders involved. For a healthy professional future, read on! Inside... How billing and coding differ The compliance rules Understanding medical terms Which certification suits you? Finding a study program Steps to processing a claim Handling appeals and disputes Ethical considerations About the Author Karen Smiley, CPC, is a certified, multi-specialty coding expert in physician and outpatient reimbursement. With an extensive background as a coder, auditor, accounts receivable manager, and practice administrator, she has also served as an independent consultant to physician practices and as an assistant coding instructor.