We all want a trusted advisor; someone we can go to when we need to talk things through. However, one recurring theme heard in our industry, especially from some of our local chapters, is how hard it is to find a mentor. The keys to establishing a great relationship with in mentoring are the same as ...
It’s a win/win for the extern, the mentor, and the healthcare industry. It seems so unfair. You studied so hard, staying awake late hours to master new (and often illogical) concepts. You practiced coding until your eyes glazed over, you tabbed your books, and one day, belly filled with butterflies, you successfully tested for your ...
Don’t be afraid to get your feet wet and make waves. The role of local chapter education officer can be challenging, but it’s one I hold close to my heart. When you’re elected as an education officer, you can truly make a difference in the professional lives of your chapter members. You’re part of a ...
Nov 1st, 2015
When employers support continuous career-boosting education, everybody  wins. There’s an advantage to being a certified coder. Just ask the coding team at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) in Dover, New Hampshire. One team member, Debbie Dumont, CPC, COC, found that obtaining an AAPC certification gave her a boost of confidence when she started on an uncertain and, ...
Be sure coders understand concepts, can apply those concepts, and that you track their progress. Although ICD-10 is here, you may still be asking, “Are my coders ready?” One method to boost competency is an internal ICD-10 mentoring program. This interactive program has been a proven success for employees of Altegra Health and several clients. ...