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 start out that way. Some people pursue a career in medical coding because there is the potential to work ...
A nurse’s background and expertise makes for a great liaison between doctors and insurance companies. Experienced nurses who have held traditional nursing roles make excellent candidates for coding, corporate, and managed care positions. They have a clinical understanding of medical procedures, and appreciate how coding and provider documentation complement each other. Let’s explore how a ...
In Coding
Jun 7th, 2018
Self-education from reliable sources enhances your value to employers and gives you a sense of self-worth. We can never say we’re done learning because:We work hard to earn professional certifications, but certifications are not an end goal; rather, they are a milepost along the road of continuing education. Every year, diagnosis codes, procedure codes, and ...
Think outside of the medical coding box to be a subject matter expert. Being a certified medical coder is an accomplishment. We see from AAPC’s 2017 Salary Survey that multiple credentials are in demand and can be very lucrative. Factors such as location, demographics, experience, demand, and specific credentials affect where and how you can ...
AAPC Fellowship Program is back to solidify your veteran status on the business side of healthcare. AAPC membership has surpassed 175,000 individuals, covering a wide variety of fields and backgrounds within the business of healthcare. And there is a sizable number of you who have one thing in common: lots and lots of experience. The ...