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what's the difference between medical coding and health information technology?

is this a good field to get into? salary by certification? do you need experience to take the cpc exam? would like answers from those who are in this field.. Thanks

Asked By: ? - 8/4/2012
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Health information management (HIM) is the practice of maintenance and care of health records by traditional and electronic means in hospitals, physician's office clinics, health departments, health insurance companies, and other facilities that provide health care or maintenance of health records. Health informatics... More
Answered By: Vanessa - 8/5/2012
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There is nothing in the two fields that are the same.. medical coding is understanding the treatment codes and how they interact for insurance billing. Health information systems is related to the computer infrastructure and software strategy related to running a healthcare environment.
Answered By: A Hunch - 8/4/2012
 
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