I don't know if a felony (in an of itself) is enough to eliminate someone from the coder's position.
But lying about having a felony will definitely get you fired. Since we are able to access private patient records (and financial records) my employer requires a criminal background check on all employees... including other states lived in and the military.
You might want to check with some of the larger employers in your community as to their policies.
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