Social media has become the best way to stay up to date with news, culture, and entertainment. Twitter has become a great platform to follow and connect with others professionally as well as socially. But it’s also a vast world that can be as distracting and underwhelming as it can be helpful. This list below is filled with accounts from both organizations and individuals in the healthcare and medical coding worlds to get you started and keep you posted on the latest happenings.
The world of medical coding is filled with useful, practical codes to help doctors quickly understand a patient’s injuries or ailments, and for hospitals to properly bill the medical insurance companies. The ICD-10 (the Tenth Edition of the International Classification of Diseases), which will be the system of coding that all those in the field must use, will eventually replace the ICD-9 system, increasing the number of codes from 13,000 to 68,000. Some of the more common ones include H40.003 for bilateral glaucoma, or B01 which covers chickenpox, but there are also some strangely specific codes out there.