Internal Medicine Coding Services
Whether your internal medicine practice requires stand-alone coding support or comprehensive coding and billing services, the AdvantEdge team of 100 highly skilled, certified coders is ready to work for you today.
AdvantEdge Professional Coders are:
- AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders), AHIMA, and/or RCC certified
- Highly experienced, averaging over 10 years of coding experience
- Trained and knowledgeable about all government and insurance regulatory requirements
- Experienced with payor specific coding requirements
Internal medicine coding solutions include:
- Coding staff expansion
- Comprehensive coding workflow
- Coding audits
- Compliance training
- Coding Education
Coding is one of the most essential functions of the billing process. Coding professionals must comprehend, in great detail, complex regulatory requirements and the clinical work you perform. AdvantEdge hires and trains experienced and certified coders with the skills to perform this task at a high level of proficiency every day. Our “standards of ethical coding” drive the “decision-making” dimensions of coding and promote the company’s expectations for making ethical decisions. Quality assurance experts audit all coding work to ensure the highest accuracy.
- Apply extensive knowledge of current coding and classification systems and official resources to select the most appropriate diagnostic, procedural, and supply codes, including applicable modifiers, and other codes as required (including substances, equipment, supplies, or other items used in the provision of healthcare services).
- Employ accurate, complete and consistent coding practices.
- Assign and report only the codes that are clearly and consistently supported by the medical documentation. This documentation includes forms, records and other electronic and/or scanned images of clinical procedures and other medical services.
- Follow ICD coding conventions and official coding guidelines approved by the Cooperating Parties (the American Health Information Management Association, American Hospital Association, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and National Center for Health Statistics).
- Adhere to the CPT rules established by the American Medical Association, and other official coding rules and guidelines established by the industry
- Seek clarification and proper documentation from the provider when documentation is conflicting, incomplete or ambiguous.
- Educate physicians and other clinicians in proper documentation practices when needed to more accurately reflect the acuity, severity, and the occurrence of events
- Protect the confidentiality of health information at all times and not access it if not required for coding related activities.
- Are credentialed through AHIMA, AAPC or other accredited professional coding organizations and follow all procedures necessary to maintain these credentials.
- Maintain and continually enhance their coding competency in order to stay abreast of changes in coding and regulatory guidelines through participation in educational programs, publications and other applicable continuing educational resources.