Author "Michelle Dick"

By Michelle Dick
Jun 20th, 2018
It’s not always easy getting your foot in the door of the medical coding field, but once you do, the sky is the limit to where you can take your career. You may even become coding manager. For example, Sylvia Thompson, CPC, started out working the fro...
By Michelle Dick
Jun 13th, 2018
A medical coder transforms healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. Those codes are taken from medical record documentation, such as physician’s notes, laboratory and radiologic resu...
By Michelle Dick
Jun 12th, 2018
The typical path to becoming a medical coder starts with a recently graduated high school student who is detail-oriented, enjoys healthcare and anatomy, and learning about medical records and the physician revenue cycle. But not all medical coders sta...
By Michelle Dick
Jun 11th, 2018
If you’ve always wanted to be a writer, here’s your chance. AAPC’s Healthcare Business Monthly provides an opportunity to be published in a national medical coding magazine. It looks great on your resume and your expertise will be recognized, w...
By Michelle Dick
May 29th, 2018
Since the 2014 federal mandate for providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), almost all healthcare organizations have made the switch over from paper medical records. With good intentions of better healthcare data capture and easier record ...