March 9, 2006

Coding for Dummies?

Posted in Business of Medicine at 8:14 pm by David Theige, MD

Our residents usually seem bored to tears with our introductory explanations of coding. That’s why I was delighted when a recent graduate called about a year ago to tell us that his fellowship program faculty were impressed with his coding acumen–and that they wanted him to teach the rest of the fellows! Nonetheless, I believe that we tend to make the subject much too dry and complicated. This article might help demystify the process:  Coding Level-IV Visits Without Fear – February 2006 – Family Practice Management



  1. Tina Whitehead said,

    Hi I am in an accelerated coding course. I just want to know if there is a book or reference guide out there that can break the rules of coding down so that they can be better understood. I would be very grateful for the info.

    Thanks ,
    Tina Whitehead

  2. lee sherman said,

    Hi,I am as well changing career paths after nine years, into becoming a coding specialist after being right brained artist, i am going to need your program as well to get off on the right foot, (no pun intended). thank you, Lee sherman

  3. CHINA WILLAMS said,


  4. CRICKET said,

    I am in a 4 month medical billing /coding program…I need to understand the coding part of it better. Are there tips that can make it easier for me to understand the process of coding in plain english?

  5. shandra said,

    I am just getting into coding I have been taking a course on medical office management. I just need to understand the coding part better are there any tips are suggestions you can give me?

  6. Teresa said,

    I am just getting into coding. Is there something out there to have a better understanding on Case Scenarios?

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