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CMA organises training on medical coding for health insurance

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Around 280 representatives of various government and private health institutions, insurance companies and health insurance third party administrators are taking part in a ‘Train the Trainer’ programme organised by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) to acquaint them with the operation of the Dhamani electronic platform for mandatory health insurance coverage.


The participants, attending virtually and in-person, are being introduced to medical coding systems and their role in ensuring quality health services and data accuracy.


These coding systems are based on the CPT methodology licensed by the CMA from the American Medical Association (AMA).


The Dhamani platform link insurance companies with private health institutions and the institutions will operate on the basis of the classification and diagnosis of diseases as specified in the CPT licence, thereby curbing the potential for misuse and abuse. The participants are being trained in the use of MapME for medical coding, Health Data Records (HDR), and Main Data Records (MDR).


A number of tests were conducted for the trainees especially in medical coding systems to ensure their understanding of the topics in addition to questions and discussion session.


The CMA continues its endeavours to empower the Omani youth to work in the various technical fields related to health insurance including medical coding which would provide jobs related to medical coding in insurance companies and private health institutions


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