About Us – Coding Network, LLC

Our Vision and Mission

The Coding Network, L.L.C. was established in 1995 on the concept that accurate professional and facility coding is mission-critical in today’s healthcare providers’ revenue cycle. Accurate coding is pivotal to improving reimbursement and is an essential component of compliance. The company’s founders and owners, Mark Babst and Neal Green, have a combined 70+ years of experience in the medical coding and billing environment. After very successful careers in academic and private medical practice and hospital management experience and 19 years of successfully providing coding and billing services to prestigious university medical centers via their prior company, they created The Coding Network to respond to the expanding demand for the accurate subspecialty coding required by Federal and state compliance regulations.

Our vision when creating The Coding Network was to be the most respected medical coding company in the nation. With so many of our competitors off-shoring their coding to third-world countries, that vision has expanded to be the best in the world.

Our talented coders and their work is pivotal for the accurate reimbursement of the patient-care services provided by our physician-clients. Each member of The Coding Network’s team has the responsibility to put our clients’ interests first, to provide accuracy in coding, superior service, and to always act with the highest level of personal and professional integrity.

We know we operate in a world of choice. Clients demand more of a company and have the power to choose and change; we further empower this by not requiring any minimums or exclusive arrangements. This gives our physician-clients total control and keeps us laser-focused on accuracy.

Consistent delivery of coding accuracy in a timely manner is crucial to earning and keeping our physician-clients’ respect and business. The Coding Network has the skills and experience to help our physician and hospital clients meet the challenges of an increasingly complex reporting-and-reimbursement environment. Key to turning this vision into reality is putting the client at the center of our solar system. By effectively aligning people, skills, processes, finance, and an entire organization to focus on the client, we can grow to understand their needs at a molecular level, offer greater value, and ultimately exceed expectations at every touchpoint.

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Keyboarding Injury? ICD-10’s Got That Covered

November 19th, 2015|Comments Off on Keyboarding Injury? ICD-10’s Got That Covered

The much delayed launch of ICD-10 code implementation finally occurred on Oct        1st, 2015. The new International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10 inflates coding options by the thousands and requires more specificity […]

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Final 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released

November 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Final 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released

The MGMA reports that the final 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule has been released.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) for 2016.

Key policies finalized in the 2016 […]

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ICD-10 Aftershocks: The Challenges Every CFO Can Expect

October 28th, 2015|Comments Off on ICD-10 Aftershocks: The Challenges Every CFO Can Expect

If any individual in the C-suite will feel the effects of ICD-10 most prominently, it will be the hospital CFO. As reported in Becker’s Hospital Review, October 2015, in a article by Kelly Whittle, MS, […]

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Now there’s 70,000 Ways to Classify Ailments

September 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Now there’s 70,000 Ways to Classify Ailments

Doctors, insurers and hospitals are preparing themselves for possible business disruptions on Oct. 1. This is when ICD-10 hits, a massive new set of codes meant to describe any illness or injury.

Under ICD-10, cardiologists will have […]