It's time to clarify medical coding.
We know what it feels like to feel frustrated and unsure about the claims you submit.
If you're like us, you've looked for help, only to get conflicting answers and opinions--nothing that you can rely on. You've probably worried that making decisions based on interpretations instead of facts could cost your practice money!
At CodingIntel, we get it.
We've been in your shoes. Since 1998, Betsy has helped thousands of coders like you. In 2017 we founded CodingIntel to help you navigate the ever-changing world of medical coding using our 20+ years of coding experience, citation-backed guides, and educational resources.
We're committed to giving you easy-to-navigate, reliable sources so you can code with confidence.
You can rely on us for information that is:
Our resources clarify coding rules for medical practices
Our library is updated as policies and regulations change
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We believe it should be easier to do your job, and do it well. We help you find the answers so you can find success and satisfaction in your career.
Meet Our Team
Betsy Nicoletti, Founder
For over 20 years, Betsy Nicoletti worked to simplify coding for medical practices. After conducting thousands of meetings with practitioners and reviewing tens of thousands of medical notes, she's learned what questions are most common in medical coding and how to answer them.
Through journal articles, websites, national conventions and more, Betsy strives to help practices collect all of the revenue to which they are entitled while complying with coding and governmental rules.
Betsy holds a Master of Science in Organization and Management from Antioch University, New England, is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and has worked in and around physician offices since the mid-80s. She is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and the AAPC, and is excited to help share her knowledge with you.
Tammy Millard, Operations Manager
Without Tammy, CodingIntel wouldn't exist. She manages everything behind the scenes: content updates, tech support, customer service, and the interactions of more software plug-ins than anyone knew existed. And she does it all calmly and patiently, courteous and professional in all of her interactions. She has incredible tenacity in getting to the bottom of a problem and is always encouraged when she hears how CodingIntel is making our users' jobs easier.
Tammy lives in rural Vermont with her husband. Her two grown children have left the nest. She is active in her church and volunteers in her community.
All memberships include monthly live webinars, over 30 on-demand webinars, annual CPT and CMS updates, coding guides, and quick reference sheets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I submit coding questions?
CodingIntel does not provide individual answers to coding questions. There are more questions than there is time to answer them.
- Procedure coding: We don't have the staff and expertise to read and code procedure notes. There are resources below.
- Compliance issues: Some questions describe compliance situations that should be addressed by the compliance department or health care attorney, and not sent via email to someone outside the organization.
- Reimbursement issues: If only payers all followed coding rules! Unfortunately, some issues are specific to a payer's policies and their own interpretation.
- What-if questions: If you're a coder, you've been in a meeting when someone says, "What if the NP and a PA walk into a bar, no, sorry, both participate with a resident and an attending, and the PA... or What if, half the procedure is done on a Tuesday but the other half is done...When I get a "what if" question, it's never by itself. Answering individual "what if" questions aren't part of CodingIntel.
If you are looking for a Q&A service, the AMA offers the CPT® Network and CPT® KnowledgeBase, an internet-based system that provides AMA members and subscribers the tools to quickly research a database of commonly asked CPT coding questions and clinical examples (vignettes). You can also post your question on industry listservs like the AAPC's.
If you are a physician or work for a physician, we suggest asking the physician to send the coding question to his/her specialty society. Compliance questions should go to the compliance department or medical director, and serious compliance concerns should be handled under attorney-client privilege.