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    Quote Originally Posted by NELENAZ View Post
    Even though my position is Billing Specialist/Coder, I'm multi-task. I don't have a routine; I prioritize my work. Besides coding I do collections, account receivables, insurance follow ups, patient billing, appeals...etc...ah!! and I also help with patient registration and scheduling when needed but is fun...I like what I do!!!
    I too do a little of everything... I am in a small pediatrics office and when one person is out for any reason, someone else has to step up and help out. What your daily routine will look like will depend greatly on where you land. You need to think about your work habits and organizational style when looking at jobs.

    Also keep in mind, right now you are studying for a very comprehensive exam but chances are, when you are out here in the "real world" your coding will become more centralized around the services your providers handle day in and day out. For example we don't treat broken bones so I rarely have to look at ortho codes, we treat children so I rarely have to look at cardiac codes, etc... Once you land in a job you will become a little more comfortable with coding what you see every day. It's easy to look at the CPC exam and become overwhelmed with the idea of coding but just like anything else worthwhile in life, it gets easier the more you work at it.

    Good luck with the exam, I'd love to hear from you afterwards to see how you do.
    Barbara Haskins CPC

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    I want to know from where u are working as homebased work. Even I want to do it so please clarify me.

    Thanks in advance.
    Smita





    Quote Originally Posted by KellyCPC/CFE View Post
    I work as a claims auditor from my home so my day also does not consist of a straight 8 hours of coding. It differs per project that may come up and since I am one of the few full time salaried people with my company I get the best projects. This week I was helping type up claims for the new AAPC speciality e/m exam. Next week I will audit fradulent claims. If that is all I do I am expected to audit 500 in one week but I can make my own hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaskins1 View Post
    I too do a little of everything... I am in a small pediatrics office and when one person is out for any reason, someone else has to step up and help out. What your daily routine will look like will depend greatly on where you land. You need to think about your work habits and organizational style when looking at jobs.

    Also keep in mind, right now you are studying for a very comprehensive exam but chances are, when you are out here in the "real world" your coding will become more centralized around the services your providers handle day in and day out. For example we don't treat broken bones so I rarely have to look at ortho codes, we treat children so I rarely have to look at cardiac codes, etc... Once you land in a job you will become a little more comfortable with coding what you see every day. It's easy to look at the CPC exam and become overwhelmed with the idea of coding but just like anything else worthwhile in life, it gets easier the more you work at it.

    Good luck with the exam, I'd love to hear from you afterwards to see how you do.
    Thanks for your informative response. I have to admit that I am overwhelmed, but this is what I want to get into.

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    I appreciate all of your comments. Now I know what to expect. Thanks for the input.

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    to Kevin Shields.....I would love to find out how you were able to make the time to obtain all of your credentials? I am very impressed. Each of those tests must have been challenging and to get through, how many years has it taken to obtain all of them? I'm a football/baseball mom with 2 kids and work full-time so do you have any suggestions for people such as myself to work on getting my CCS through AHIMA or other credentials. Please reply when you get a moment in your busy schedule.

    Thanks,
    Susan

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    Talking What is your daily routine?

    My title is Billing Specialist, however I am a jack of all trades. I work in a 3 doctor office (general surgeons) First thing I do is coding and charge entry, then when that is finished I work on my claim denials from the previous day. I also do appeals, the occasional procedure pre-certification, take care of returned mail, talk to patients about their bills, set up payment arrangements or whatever needs to be done and believe me....there is never a lack of work.

    I also help out when our receptionist or medical records person are off.

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