Health Callings: Demand Grows for Medical Coders

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates almost 40,000 additional medical coders (listed as medical records and health information technicians) will be needed by the end of this decade. AAPC’s Director of Exam Content Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC,  was recently interviewed for a Health Callings article regarding this increased demand.

“We anticipate there will be an increase in [medical] claims submitted with the upsurge of the insured population as a result of healthcare reform,” she says.

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David Blackmer, MSC, is the marketing manager at CenExcel, a clinical trial site network. He is a member of the Salt Lake South Valley, Utah, local chapter. Blackmer started working in healthcare business operations and marketing in 2008. He has authored and contributed to dozens of industry articles, and he has spoken at various healthcare conferences and other events across the country. He earned his Master of Strategic Communication degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2 Responses to “Health Callings: Demand Grows for Medical Coders”

  1. Elaine Leonard says:

    I think if employers really needed medical coders, they would allow those who have coding education and/or healthcare work experience to work in the field. I have over 20 years of health care experience plus a medical coding certificate with ICD-10 classes, but could not find a coding position without certification or specific coding work experience. There are lot of people who have a healthcare background who could get hired if employers would be willing to train and/or provide assistance to those who would like to become certified and more knowledgeable in coding. Certification does not guarantee success in any profession.

  2. Dorothy Black says:

    I agree with the above statement, I spent 20,000 dollars and 15 months in college and have been unable to get a coding job because I do no have any experience. How are you supposed to get experience if you can’t get a job? I got out of school in January of 2013 and can’t pass the test because I am not fast enough to get it done!
    Very frustrating!

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