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Coding Guidelines, E/M Coding

Quick Guide: Elements of HPI For E/M Coding

Okay, I'm the first to admit that I don't like coding E/M. When I was first starting out and looking for coding jobs, I would do my best to avoid applying for anything that had any E/M mentioned in the job description. I ultimately lucked out, and got into radiology coding, which I love. Then… Continue reading Quick Guide: Elements of HPI For E/M Coding

medical biller, Medical coder

What Is The Difference Between A Medical Coder and a Medical Biller?

If you're in the medical field, or are currently taking a medical coding and billing class, you've no doubt heard the words "medical coder" and "medical biller." You might even think these jobs are the same because the names sound similar. Sometimes (especially in smaller practices) these roles are combined. But even though these positions… Continue reading What Is The Difference Between A Medical Coder and a Medical Biller?

Reviews

Review of Asus USB Portable Monitor

Well, this isn't specifically about coding, but it's related. Anyone out there use 2 monitors for coding at home? For starters, in case you're wondering but are afraid to ask--No this post does not have affiliate links and I don't "get" anything for writing this. I wanted to write a review on a monitor I… Continue reading Review of Asus USB Portable Monitor

CPT

Cervical Spine Radiology CPT Codes

To have a bright future as a medical coder, you have to have a pretty good understanding of anatomy. Bear in mind, you won't have to memorize every little thing. But it is necessary to have at least a basic understanding, and that's the tip of the ice burg really. The more you know, the… Continue reading Cervical Spine Radiology CPT Codes

Diagnostic Radiology Coding Basics

New Facebook Group

Hey Everyone, I just started a new Facebook group. This is a public group, open to medical coders or medical coding students and it will focus on diagnostic radiology coding. Please consider joining us there! Here is the link to it  Thanks! Lindsay   Midnight Medical Coding Products You Might Be Interested In:   Learn… Continue reading New Facebook Group

Advice

4 Proven Ways To Stay Up To Date In The Medical Coding Industry

 It's not secret that the medical coding world is always changing. Every year there are new codes and new guidelines. You have to buy new books and read through the new codes and make  sure you understand them. But there is more to it than that. You have to continue on with your own professional… Continue reading 4 Proven Ways To Stay Up To Date In The Medical Coding Industry

Practice Report To Code

Practice Report To Code

For the blog post this week, I thought I'd share a report to code. This is a HIPAA compliant report and does not contain any PHI. Answers included at the bottom. Please feel free to comment or email me at midnightmedicalcoding@gmail.com if you have any questions 🙂     Ok- what do you think the… Continue reading Practice Report To Code

News

Eli Global, LLC Charged With Public Corruption and Bribery

Ok, you might have read the title of this post and wondered why I'd even be writing about this. This is after all a medical coding blog right? Eli Global, LLC probably does not ring a bell. At least for me it didn't when I first read about this. I was like Eli Global, LLC?… Continue reading Eli Global, LLC Charged With Public Corruption and Bribery

Advice

3 Things Your Medical Coding School Did Not Tell You

Ok, before you even read this post, please keep in mind that this post is not about one specific coding school. There are literally hundreds of medical coding schools out there and some are undoubtedly better than others. This post is just my response to social media threads I see out there where people talk… Continue reading 3 Things Your Medical Coding School Did Not Tell You