4 apps to help you succeed!
Medical billing and coding specialists, or health claims specialists, need to have tech savvy skills to complete their everyday tasks. Throughout the day, they use specialized software to process, maintain, and submit health insurance claims. They also manage and identify health records in sophisticated database systems used by hospitals and doctors’ offices.
In a medical billing and coding training program, students have to learn numerous diagnostic codes and medical terminology so they can accurately process the health insurance claims. As a professional medical coder, you will frequently need to look up codes and symptoms to make sure patients are charged the right amount and that health providers are correctly reimbursed. Did you know that there are smartphone apps that can help you do better with your medical billing and coding studies and on the job?
Here are a list of four apps to consider. While we cannot endorse any products, it’s a good idea to review what’s available and learn what tools can best help you in your schooling or career.
1.STAT ICD-10 Coder
The app features over 60,000 ICD-10 billing and coding definitions. You can scroll for a list of codes or search their database. Codes are also available for download to your device. The app uses the latest data from CMS, so you can be sure that you’re using a reliable source for your educational and professional endeavors. Below you can also find a free Android app that is similar to STAT ICD-10 Coder called ICD-10 Navigator. This app allows you to quickly easily and find codes and offers definitions and guidance to codes that cannot be submitted together for specific procedures.
2. InPracSys ICD-10 Converter
With the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding, medical coding students and experts need to make sure they’re on top of their game. This app helps you convert ICD-9 codes to ICD-10. Just type in the old code and it will find you the corresponding ICD-10 references. This app allows professionals to complete their jobs more quickly and accurately.
3. Coding Institute: ICD-10 Search
This free app offers ICD-10-CM searches and free conversions from ICD-9 to ICD-10. You can also bookmark the apps you tend to use frequently. The app also features indexes, subindexes, and definitions for each code. For a small fee, you can upgrade the app.
4. MTBC ICD 9-10
In one step, this app allows you to convert the old ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes. First, you enter the part of or the full ICD-9 code and any keywords. The app then finds the new codes with full descriptions. You can contrast them to the old codes so you can see why and where the improvement in coding takes place. You can search the database by both codes and then save and store the codes so you can easily access your most referenced ones. This app allows you to swiftly complete you schoolwork or job while gaining a better understanding of ICD-10.
We hope these apps help you and lead you to greener pastures. With just a tap of your finger you can have the access to codes that can make your life easier and more independent!
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