Rasmussen College: Mastering Medical Coding

Sometimes the most challenging things we encounter garner the greatest rewards. Several AAPC members were recently quoted in an article on the medical coding profession, published on Rasmussen College’s School of Health Science blog. The article asserts that while medical coding is hard at times, it is also a very rewarding career.

“Medical coding is not difficult for the right person,” says Pamela Brooks, CPC, CPC-H.
“The most challenging point comes for students that are just starting out. It requires the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical terminology to successfully learn the coding systems,” says Denise Reitmeyer, CPC.
“With all of the background information that is needed, it is not something that can be learned through a single course,” says Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC.
“… the most important part for learning medical coding is applying the guidelines set by the industry regulators” says Judy Wilson, CPC, CPC-H, CPCO, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC.
“[Medical coding is] like a puzzle and solving a mystery all in one,” says Donna Nugteren, CPC, CEMC.

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