discussion post

Write a 175- to 265-word response to the following questions:

  • Why is it important for health care managers to know about the endocrine system when billing and coding? Provide details

Read and respond to at least two of your classmates or your faculty member. Be constructive and professional with your thoughts, feedback, or suggestions.

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1., they have to be knowledgeable about the endocrine system, because this system is made up of several gland ,like the pituitary glands , the pineal and the thyroid glands. they need to know the system in order for them to be able to understand the patients condition, give the proper diagnosis and the correct treatment for whatever issue the patient is having. The healthcare provider must put everything into the system correctly and in order to do that they must be familiar with the endocrine system so there will be no room for error when it comes down to billing and coding. They must know and understand the correct codes , so that the insurance company will reimburse the primary care physician for the services that were given to the patient, without the proper codes there will be issues and a discrepancy when it comes down to the bill being paid. when it comes down to billing and coding there is no room for error ,everything must match up so the company can be reimbursed.

2.The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood. There can be many malfunctions when it comes to the endocrine system that are very common such as type 1 and type 2 diabetes, thyroid cancer, obesity, and more. Health care managers should know at the very least the basics of the endocrine system because the disorders are very common and come up a lot in the medical field. Without the basic knowledge, it can make it very difficult to be able to code and bill the appropriate codes. If the wrong code is associated, this can cause delays while billing.