Billing, coding, and credentialing in the thoracic surgery practice

David T Cooke, Gary A J Gelfand, Joshua A. Broghammer

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New graduates entering thoracic surgery often face bureaucratic barriers to beginning practice. It is important to understand the credentialing and privileging process to navigate these obstacles successfully. In addition, the implementation of cutting-edge technology by recent trainees can pose problems in institutions not familiar with newer surgical techniques. Efficient coding and billing are a requirement for maintaining profitability and delivering the best care possible. This article explores theses nuances in both the American and the Canadian medical systems in building a successful practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-358
Number of pages10
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2011


  • Billing
  • Coding
  • Credentialing
  • Licensing
  • Thoracic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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