Tameka J. Duncan, CPB, CPPM Medical Biller, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Tell us about how you got into coding, what you’ve done during your coding career, and where you work now. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an associate degree in Computer Science, yet somehow my lifelong career is medical billing ...
I was born in the Philippines, and in my younger years I wanted to be a computer analyst. Despite my mother’s pleas that I become a doctor, I took up computer science. I came to the United States in 1999, and after six months of working as a cashier for a grocery store, I was ...
Sep 2nd, 2016
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That was the question I heard at my first interview after I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business. I was sitting across from an Ivy-League-educated physician with beautifully hung plaques displaying his accomplishments, and I knew my response needed to come quick and be ...
Jennifer Rodriguez, CPC Medical Coder/Documentation Trainer/Auditor Tell us a little bit about how you got into coding, what you’ve done during your coding career, and where you work now. I first became interested in medical coding while looking at the class offerings at my local technical college. They offered a Medical Administrative Specialist associate degree. ...
In 1998, I was in my mid-twenties and a single mother of two young children. I had been a stay-at-home military wife until that point and had not established a career. I took assessments through a job placement agency, and I found that clerical work was a good fit for me. I was fortunate to ...