Medical Billing and Coding Facts

May 10th, 2011

It will take time and patients to become truly proficient in the medical billing and coding field. Below are some facts about the medical billing and coding field. Not necessarily “fun” facts about the field but facts that you will still find interesting about the medical field, past, present and future.

The Medical Coder Has the Final Say

Much of the work that a coder does is diagnoses coding. In a hospital or a clinic the department that keeps control of the medical records will generally handle this but in smaller private clinics it is up to the coder to go through every line of the doctor’s notes and then determine what the main diagnosis is. Due to this, diagnosis coding takes longer to learn then general billing and coding.

Bertillon Classification

In 1893, there was a standardized system for tracking and classifying deaths. The list was then compiled and sent to a [...] Continue Reading…

8 Secret Untold Ways to Improve your Brain Power

April 30th, 2011

The brain can be in a sense exercised just like muscles can. And just as muscular exertion and exercise increase muscular power, various exercises, activities, and habits can increase brain power. Your brain is like the interface between your consciousness and the world “out there” so you want to make sure it is sharp. The following are 8 ways you may not have heard of to improve your brain power.

Eat the Right Foods

Did you know that various foods are directly related to an increase in brain power? You may have already heard of the main ones – fruits (especially berries like blueberries) and vegetables rich in vitamins A, E, B, C, Magnesium and Folate. But there are some foods you may not have thought would increase brain power which, in fact, do. One of these is dark chocolate. Dark chocolate stimulates the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the [...] Continue Reading…

Facts About Occupational Therapist

April 13th, 2011

The occupational therapist career is one that is growing and will show increasing demand in coming years. Occupational therapists work with mentally and physically disabled patients, assisting them in coping with the tasks of daily life at their workplace or at home. Let’s take a close look at what this career path entails.

Work

The work of an occupational therapist is to bring people who are experiencing various disabilities back into norms or work and general living. These people may have physical or mental problems that make getting daily tasks taken care of difficult. They may have mobility problems, for instance, due to an injury, making basic tasks like going shopping or moving around the house difficult. Or they may have psychological problems or developmental difficulties that affect their ability to work and handle their daily responsibilities.

This is where occupational therapists come in. They assist these individuals in getting to [...] Continue Reading…