Dermatology is the study of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin problems of all sorts. A physician who is specialized in this field is called a dermatologist. He takes care of diseases and cosmetic problems pertaining to skin, scalp, hair and nails. Dermatology can be divided into various branches, starting from cosmetic dermatology to pediatric dermatology. Many people visit a dermatologist at some point in their lives, be it for dry skin or for pre-cancerous moles.
Many dermatology procedures take place in the medical office. It’s essential for coders and physicians to communicate effectively so that the documentation is clear, coding is bang on target and reimbursements appropriate. You can achieve all this only if you are up to date with the latest news and information in dermatology coding.
How do you keep yourself updated?
Attending medical coding conferences may be the answer as they come equipped with everything that you need to know to save your skin when it comes to dermatology coding. When you attend such conferences, you’ll get an idea on how to get a grip on payer terms, get the low down on all ICD-9 and CPT changes and revisions that affect dermatology and skin surgery, know the simple but effective tools to track authorizations and denials, among a host of other things.
These conferences have been designed to provide you with the tools to help you overcome your most niggling coding, billing and reimbursement challenges, while maximizing your coding skills and practice’s revenue.
So general coders, dermatology coders, surgery coders, office managers, office billers, if you’re listening, you’ll all go home enriched after attending these conferences.