Difference Between Medical Billing, Coding & Medical Transcription?

It can be puzzling when discussing Medical Billing, Coding & Medical Transcription. People often use them interchangeably when in fact they’re all distinct functions. They’re every area of medical assisting job expertise and many individuals have successful careers or own work at home businesses in these domains.

Medical coders and medical billers work in physician’s offices and clinics, in hospitals or for dental practitioners. All three fields require a background or understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and you will probably be using special billing or code or other software.

A medical transcriber transcribes medical records. These are usually the doctor’s notes, improvement notes, etc. or the ones from other health professionals such as dental surgeons. You need to be proficient in typing as you’d be doing a lot of it. A large number of people work from your home as medical transcribers too.

I just learned of medical billing and coding and medical billing a month or two before, but find those areas exciting and challenging. Now i’m still in the process of developing my skills but already searching for forward to move to the next level.


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