With a little encouragement, you can rise to challenges and become the “go-to” person. If you answer yes to any of these questions, you need some professional encouragement: Do you sometimes think you will be where you are in your coding career forever?  Do you feel unheard or disregarded by your providers? Are you too ...
Jul 1st, 2014
Contact those who can help the United States join the rest of the ICD-10 world. By Jeanne Yoder, RHIA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P Do you want to do something that takes five minutes, and will make our country a better place? Write to your elective representative, and tell him or her that ICD-10-CM needs to be ...
Treat school like a job to successfully transition into the real world. By Leonta Julien-Williams, RHIT, CPC, CCS If you are enrolled in an educational institution and pursuing a degree in health information or healthcare business certification, remember that a professional student should have the same work ethic and perform in the same manner as does ...
Avoid resistance and become an advocate for positive change. By Marilyn Holley, RHIT, CPC, CPC-I, CHISP Learning is part of your everyday experience, even if there are some lessons you’d rather avoid. This is especially true when you must deal with change. Humans seek stability and strive to maintain consistency. It’s little wonder that when ...
Jan 1st, 2013
By Annie Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT   Use humor, honesty, common sense, and creativity to get your audience motivated. As the Oct. 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM implementation deadline gets closer, time is of the essence to reassess your communications plan for the long road ahead. At its most basic, communications ...