Knowledge of coding rules and regulations along with keeping current on issues regarding medical coding, compliance and reimbursement under outpatient services. A trained coding professional can better handle issues such as, claims denials, bundling issues, Medicare coding rules Vs AMA coding rules.
Working knowledge of AMA Coding guidelines, working knowledge in the assignment of ICD-9-CM codes Volumes 1 based on Coding.
Knowledge of clinical and medical terminology and technical concepts
Knowledge of clinical workflows.
Any of the following certifications are a must:
ICD-10 AAPC or AMA certification AND
CCS (AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist)
CPC (AAPC Certified Professional Coder)