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    Tommorrow, 6/15, I have my first coding interview and to say that I am a little jumpy, would be an understatement. It's with a insurance company working in their billing office. Any suggestions for questions I ask, words of encouragment would be great. Here's to hoping that the luck holds, since I found the posting on this website, so my thanks for that.


  2. Smile Some suggestions for interview quesitions
    You might ask them about ICD-10, and how prepared they are for implementation. Also, you might ask them to describe their ideal employee, or where they see their company five years down the road. Just some suggestions, I'm sure you'll do great.

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    Los Alamitos CA
    just be yourself and stay calm, good luck...

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    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire
    Research their company on the internet.
    Ask lots of questions...about their business, how they function, what they look for in employees, whether or not they promote from within.
    Ask what a 'normal' day would be like.
    Ask about continuing education.
    Ask about their committment to compliance.
    Are they ready for 5010 and ICD-10? If not, what is the plan?
    Ask how the company expects to evolve over the next few years, and how you would fit into that.
    Ask what it's like to work for your potential supervisor.
    Ask what the current staff would say about management.
    Find out what they hope you'll be able to do for them.

    Then....explain where you want to be in five years, even ten. Be specific; we all want to be employed, but do you want to be in management? A specialty coder? A compliance officer?

    Be professionally dressed. Wear a suit, stockings and carry a copy of your resume and references. Show up on time. Will you be asked to take a test? Bring ICD-9 and CPT just in case.

    Be yourself, because managers hate surprises! Be honest...if you don't know how to do something, or don't know the answer, say so, and then go on to say how you'd go about finding the answer.

    Good luck!
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

    If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

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    Don't over think, asking questions is a good idea, asking to many is not, be precise in your answer and do not lie, be truthful if you don't know, tell them you are willing to learn with an opportunity given.

    Best wishes, Hope you get the job!
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC,CPB,CPMA,CPC-I

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