#IamAAPC: Sherin A. Ninan

#IamAAPC: Sherin A. Ninan

by Michelle A. Dick

Sherin A. Ninan, CPC, COC, CPEDC, CPCD, CPRC

After earning a master’s degree in biotechnology, I started my career as a college lecturer in Bangalore, India, for a college’s biotechnology department. My subjects were genetic engineering, immunology, and molecular biology. After my wedding, I moved from Bangalore and had to find a job in my new location. I came across a job listing for medical coding at a company called RevenueMed India at Technopark, Kerala, India. I tried my luck at coding and went through basic training. I earned my Certified Outpatient Coder (COC™) credential while I was working there. I enjoyed coding, but I needed to learn more.

I Found My Coding Passion in the USA

I traveled to the United States in 2013 to join my husband. Although I can’t work due to my dependent visa, it hasn’t dampened my hopes to become a great coder. My husband, who is interested in healthcare IT, encourages me to study various medical coding specialties and supports me when it’s time to take an exam. I have passed four certifications in a year’s time. As I study, I grow to understand how coding is intertwined with healthcare, and I love the business more and more. I dream of making it big in the field one day.

Looking to the Future

Five years from now, I see myself as a senior medical coding instructor, a freelance trainer, or a manager of a team of medical coders. For now, I am maximizing the opportunities that being an AAPC member brings.

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Renee Dustman

Renee Dustman

Renee Dustman is executive editor at AAPC. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a long history of writing just about anything for just about every kind of publication there is or ever has been. She’s also worked in production management for print media, and continues to dabble in graphic design.
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Renee Dustman is executive editor at AAPC. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a long history of writing just about anything for just about every kind of publication there is or ever has been. She’s also worked in production management for print media, and continues to dabble in graphic design.

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