Medical Billing for Pulmonary Procedures
During the medical billing process, insurance companies are billed by healthcare providers for certain healthcare services and procedures. Procedures and diagnoses have their own separate codes so that health management organizations (HMOs) can distinguish between the two as they are billed differently.
Procedures use a coding method set by the ICD-10, which uses a system of seven alphanumeric characters to correspond to different aspects of the procedure to specify what it is. The pattern and order of the characters does not change specialty to specialty, but the characters themselves change.