Katie Jennings from Capture Billing will be Discussing Why Medical Terminology is Important for ICD-10 at the Leesburg, Virginia Chapter of American Academy of Professional Coders on September 7, 2011
Online PR News – 31-August-2011 – – Loudoun County, VA – Capture Billing & Consulting, Inc. (http://www.CaptureBilling.com), a national medical billing company located in South Riding, Virginia, is proud to announce that Katie Jennings, will be presenting at the Leesburg Virginia Chapter of American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Ms. Jennings will be discussing the importance of medical terminology for the ICD-10; scheduled to be released in 2013.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has authorized the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM) currently used by medical billers and coders for health care diagnoses and procedures to be replaced by ICD-10 on October 1, 2013. Once implemented, ICD-10 will require more detail and knowledge with medical terminology.
ICD-10 has eliminated the most unspecified diagnoses; the few that remain will most likely not get paid by insurance companies. Coding to the highest level of specificity has now been taken to a whole new level and every specialty will be impacted.
It will be imperative for medical coders, medical billers and other healthcare professionals to read and understand medical documentation, chart notes, medical abbreviations and patient disease processes.
“The changes in diagnosis coding and the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10 is going to be exciting! The coder/biller must have a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology, disease processes, pathology and medical terminology”, says Katie Jennings.
Along with being an employee at Capture Billing Ms. Jennings currently teaches a variety of medical billing and coding classes at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Her in-depth knowledge of medical terminology, medical billing, medical coding and medical collections has made Jennings an expert in her field.
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Capture Billing is a national medical billing company dedicated to helping physicians maximize insurance and patient reimbursements. Their experienced medical billers and certified professional coders, whose attention to detail is unsurpassed in healthcare, eliminates the need of an in-house medical billing staff for medical practices and has propelled Capture Billing into a leader among medical billing companies. Founded in 2004 by a physician who saw the need for high quality medical billing services, Capture Billing provides physician billing to any size medical practice, from primary care to specialty medicine. The Company focuses on making sure insurance claims are paid fast and accurately, assists in proper ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT coding and has an excellent track record of getting insurance denials appealed and paid. Capture Billing is headquartered outside of Washington, DC in South Riding, Virginia.
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