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That’s Hilarious! Funny Must-Read Medical Transcription Errors!

Doctors every now and then come across some very critical bloopers from medical transcriptionists. Some of these can be downright funny! It’s common for transcription errors to creep in for various reasons like the dictation might not be clear, too many medical terms stuffed in, or misunderstanding at the transcriptionist’s end. Medical transcriptionists vary in experience and skill and may not be well versed with some medical terms. Here is a compilation of some very funny transcription mistakes you could note to avoid being on the receiving end of the laughter! 

   ·"Eyes and nose continue to be within normal limits" (I & O).    ·"History of sick as hell disease" (sickle cell)    ·"She was a bitch and grinned" (a bit chagrined).    ·"The last day the patient took their meds was for beaver."  (forever).    ·“49 year old occasional male”(Caucasian male).    ·“Borderline respectable pancreatic cancer”. (Resectable).    ·“Patient is alert and orien…

Five Biggest Medical Coding Mistakes You Can Avoid

“Oops! That’s my mistake”. “No problem, everybody makes mistakes”. “But I am a medical coder”. “What?!!! You are a criminal”! Everybody makes mistakes. But not a medical coder! Medical coders are counted as among the most meticulous and careful professionals. Any mistakes they make directly impact the financial revenue of hospitals and the processing of medical claims by insurance companies. Despite their dedication to accuracy, stress associated with deadlines and matters of productivity may sometimes leave them vulnerable to making mistakes. Here are five biggest mistakes that you can avoid during your regular tryst in the frightening yet incredible world of medical coding.


1.Mistake #1: Depending on Memory
Okay…so you have a great memory. Working for hours in the field, you are bound to memorise codes for a number of repeated procedures. But we’ll tell you – coding from memory is one of the biggest blunders! Coders tend to memorise basic codes and no longer rely on reference books, sk…