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Posted on January 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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? ? ? ? Medical Billing Codes And Their Uses

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) billing cannot be done without the aid of medical billing codes. DX, diagnosis code tables is used while submitting medical bills to insurance companies. Hence, it is imperative on the part of medical billers and coders to learn the aspects concerning DX tables.

Diagnosis code tables

Let us explain in detail about the diagnosis code tables. They contain the information of the illness of specific patients. However, it does not influence the type of equipment received by the patients, nor does it relate to the insurance. A number of codes are used to relate the ailments incurred by the people. It specifies the type of disease the people are suffering from.

The table depicts two items. It must be none other than the code and the description of the code. The code can be listed either in the alphabetical order showing the name of the medical condition or in alphanumeric order.

There is also a provision for entering the pointer to the diagnosis codes. Usually, the DX code is filed in the patient history report. In fact, patient history file contains all the information on the disease. It is possible for you to include at least four DX codes for a single patient. Sometimes, if the software permits, it can go up to eight.

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When you send the original bill, the software does check the DX pointer with that of the actual diagnosis codes contained in the patients file.? The codes are transmitted during the process instead of the DX pointer. There is no need to enter the code manually. Many coders unaware of how the system works mess it up and manually enter the code. In fact, the software itself automatically does it.

Therefore, it is better to understand the working of the DME software and medical billing codes before you start your career as a medical biller and coder. DME medical billing software allows pooling various requirements together for getting insurance claims. It requires information from doctors and patients as well. You need to consider the facilities and equipments used for the treatment of diseases.

Medical billing involves many aspects and it takes into account many factors, including the medical regulations. The process can baffle even the experienced medical billers and coders. It requires you to check a number of aspects while claiming the insurance amounts. It also aids keeping tabs on a physicians advice, maintenance tables and so on.

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