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    Medical Coding Books
    Certified since 2002. Question why do the majority of jobs posted require AHIMA certification and my dues keep going up..................

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    Louisville, KY
    In what settings are these jobs requesting AHIMA certification? For physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers and free standing clinics, I find that AAPC credentials are the most requested. In fact, you only occassionally find physician practice job postings that even mention the CCS-P.

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    You may be by chance viewing jobs in the same capacity I am. I am the medical records supervisor and code AXIS I diagnosis in a psychiatric partial hospitalization program. There are smaller facilities that require staff do multiple jobs. I would ask. I used to work at a medical job placement business-ask questions. You may even walk your way into a position. You learn and network at the same time!

  4. #4
    Greeley, Colorado
    Quote Originally Posted by georgeb View Post
    Certified since 2002. Question why do the majority of jobs posted require AHIMA certification and my dues keep going up..................
    Regarding dues - isn't this year the first time in quite awhile that dues went up?

    Regarding AHIMA - I recently interviewed for a position that wants both AAPC and AHIMA. I found that interesting...that they would require AHIMA CCS-P even with all of my AAPC credentials. I am not going to get another credential that I don't need. I think my cuurent credentials speak for themselves and for my knowledge and experience.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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