There’s a painful fact about medicine today, one practitioners and healthcare organizations are often hesitant to talk about: Physicians choose to end their lives at a rate of around twice the rest of the general population. Exact numbers are hard to come by because of inaccurate or misleading cause-of-death coding and likely under-reporting. According to ...
In Coding
Sep 10th, 2019
My mom’s advice to my sister and I growing up was to work in healthcare. She said it’s a great industry to make a solid career. I took her advice, and in 1989 I entered the world of healthcare via my sister, who was working for a private radiologist. I filled in for her as ...
In Audit
Sep 10th, 2019
Earning an AAPC core certification (CPC, COC, CIC, CRC) opens the door into the medical coding world, but it doesn’t mean your education is complete. As with the science of medicine, the business of healthcare is constantly evolving. Medical coders must adapt and reinvent themselves to keep up with the changes and maintain a competitive ...
Do your healthcare workers have what it takes to excel in a consumer-driven marketplace? The landscape of healthcare organizations is changing dramatically. In recent years, the concept of healthcare consumerism has gained significant traction with health systems, hospitals, and medical practices. Healthcare consumerism is a “movement that advocates patients’ involvement in their own healthcare dec...
What’s the best way to get an interview for a medical coding job? Start with your resume. Take a good look. Would you hire you? Here are eight characteristics of a good resume: 1. Make a good first impression. Your resume serves as an initial introduction to a potential employer. Spelling errors, for example, say ...