Medical Coding – A right choice for Life Science and Para Medical graduates.
Medical Coding provides tremendous opportunities to all talented Life science and Paramedical graduates who have passion for Healthcare industry. Medical Coding is among the most in-demand profession in India, USA, Philippines, UAE and various other countries.
The career opportunity in Medical Coding is tremendous for graduates with good knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology. The work of a Medical Coder involves reading and reviewing of Medical Records and converting the diagnosis (Dx) and procedures (Px) available in the medical records into standardized codes using ICD 9 CM, CPT and HCPCS code books. The code format can be numeric and alpha numeric as available in the code books.
Medical Coding job is highly satisfactory as one has to review various health records and understanding of various diagnosis and procedures makes the job interesting. Coders have exposure to latest medical technologies and new diseases including infections, neoplasms, and various disorders related to human body.
In India Medical Coders usually work in day shifts as the work does not involve calling to US and medical records are transferred through internet and once the report is coded, it is sent again to payment posting department. However some organizations have night shifts in order to accommodate more coders.