How Certified Coders Help the Medical Industry
Medical coders are an important part of the healthcare industry. Medical coders are responsible for submitting patient information and treatment to insurance companies. If a medical coder makes an error or inputs incorrect information, disaster can strike.
When a medical coder makes an error, it can be a costly mistake. Depending on the mistake, the patient can be put at risk, subsequently putting the healthcare provider at risk of a malpractice claim. Additional, the coder or employer can also be held responsible, which could mean paying a hefty fine or facing jail time.
Due to the severe consequences of medical coding errors, it’s important for medical coders to have the education needed to do their jobs accurately. Continue reading the following infographic to learn more about how being a certified coder can be helpful.