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Topic Originator: Louis Vimal
Post Date May 1, 2013 @ 10:26 PM
Medical Coding doubt


Louis Vimal
May 1, 2013 @ 10:26 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

what is exactly medical coding?what is the difference between medical coding and medical transcription?

Craig R
May 2, 2013 @ 7:57 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Coding is taking the documentation of a disease or procedure and converting it into numbers to be placed on a claim.

Transcription is taking a doctors words and putting it into a legible typewritten form.  
The transcription can be used to code.  

Example:

Transcrition is taking a doctors recording of The patient has dandruff and typing it legibly or taking an office visit and converting it to a code.

Coding is taking dandruff and converting it to code 055.32
Coding is taking an office visit and converting it to 99205

Transcription is being experienced and trained on how to type



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