What is CodingIntel.com?
CodingIntel is an on-line library of coding resources for medical practices including articles, videos, billing guides and more. Our mission is to provide accurate, comprehensive, up-to-date coding answers, allowing medical practices to increase revenue, decrease coding denials and reduce compliance risk.
Where does the information on CodingIntel come from?
In 1988, CodingIntel founder Betsy Nicoletti started a Medical Services Organization for a rural hospital, supporting physician practices. In 1998, she founded Medical Practice Consulting, and in 2007, Codapedia.com. She estimates that in the last 20 years her audience members number over 22,100. She has had 2,500 meeting with clinical providers and reviewed over 40,000 medical notes. She knows what questions need answers and developed this resource to answer those questions.
Why should I become a member?
Medical practices need coding resources for physicians and staff to protect their revenue and reduce compliance risk. In-services and coding conferences are expensive and hard to organize. The on-demand videos, articles, billing guides and more allow a group to customize coding education and select the topics and methods that work the best for your doctors and your staff.
Your physicians, NPs and PAs and your coding and billing staff will be educated conveniently and cost effectively, just the way each prefers through videos, articles, podcasts, downloadable billing guides, periodic webinars and more. This up-to-date library will save your staff research time and money.
How much does it cost?
We offer monthly and annual memberships. Click here for details. Memberships renew automatically.
What if I want to cancel my membership?
We hope you will find the resources on CodingIntel to be a great value. But, if you decide to cancel, you can do so at any time. Simply go to the my account page and click on cancel in your account details.
Memberships cancelled within 30 days of purchase will receive a full refund.
Memberships cancelled after 30 days are subject to the following terms: Annual memberships will receive a prorated refund based on the number of months remaining until the renewal date. This information can be found on your account page. There are no refunds for monthly memberships cancelled after the 30 day risk free trial period.
How do I find the answer to my question?
From the coding resource library you can search by code or keyword, browse by topic or choose from a list of categories. At the bottom of each content page, you will see a list of keywords (“tags”), these will link you to related content. Many posts contain links to relevant content as well.
- If your question is specific, try to be specific, for example, “lesion” will give you a more accurate search result than “surgery”.
- But, if you are searching for general information for surgical coding, then, search “surgery”.
- Try different forms of the word, for example, “surgery”, “surgical”, and “surgeon”.
- Our search engine isn’t as intelligent as Google, so check spelling/typos.
What if I can’t find the answer to my question?
Members may post questions on the member forum. We keep an eye on the forum and usually post a response within a day or so. Anyone can submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration for our Everyday Q&A section.
Your question is important and you should know that we periodically select questions of broad interest and create resources to address them. These resources will be added to the CodingIntel.com library.
Though we are unable to respond to every question individually, we can offer you tips for finding what you’re looking for in our vast library of resources. You can:
- Search by code or keyword
- Browse by topic
- Utilize billing guides (these are the most in-depth resources on the site)
- Look at related articles and videos (many contain links and references to other sources like CPT and CMS that may have helpful information).
- Post on the member forum (members only)
- See “Search Tips” above
Other sources of help include the aapc.com. If you are a physician or work for a physician, I suggest asking the physician to send the coding question to his/her specialty society. Compliance questions should go the compliance department or medical director, and serious compliance concerns should be handled under employee client privilege.
There are list serves available, and you could pose your question there. The AAPC has one, as does Part B News.
Where can I find my membership renewal date and other account information?
Go to the my account page for details about your current membership.
What if I forget my username or password?
You can reset your password by clicking the reset link on the login page. Please note, we do not have access to passwords.
We have a multi-user account. How do I set up individual users?
Your email receipt includes a link to register individual users. We recommend that you distribute the link to the individual user and have them set up their own username and password. If you prefer, you can register each user yourself and then give them their username and password. If you need further assistance, use our contact page.