South African Medical Association

Medical doctor's coding manual (MDCM) training workshops

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has identified the need for procedural training in the private sector and medical scheme industry. The Medical Doctors Coding Manual (MDCM) Training Workshops will be held at the SAMA Head Office in Pretoria.

It is vital to understand coding when rendering accounts to third party payers as well as during the assessment of claims, as incorrect coding has great financial complications for doctors in the private sector.

The workshops will start off with 'Coding 101' which provides basic training in the use and interpretations of the rules and modifiers applicable to the coding structure. Time will also be allocated to informal discussions of general problems experienced by coders.

Training will take place over the course of two days at the SAMA Head Office in Pretoria. Requests for training in other centres will be considered. Included in the registration fee is an electronic version of the MDCM, a hard copy of the MDCM, a training manual and a light lunch (please indicate special dietary requirements).

The target audience for these workshops include:

  • Doctors' staff
  • Practice Managers
  • Bureaus
  • Medical Schemes

'Coding 101' is for people who have to compile accounts for the first time as well as established coders who would like to refresh their knowledge on coding.

Workshops are planned in the near future on speciality specific coding, such as Anaesthesiology, Orthopaedics, etc. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology will be a recommendation when attending these workshops.

Dates to be announced.

Payments must be confirmed a week prior to the workshop to secure your booking.

For an invoice, please email us the company's details, including the VAT number.

Should you have any queries please contact the SAMA Coding Unit on or 012 481 2073.

SAMA Coding Unit

Private Practice Department

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