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What is Your Daily Routine?

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    For those of you who work full time as a CPC or CPC-H coder, do you code all day (eight hours)? How much time are you allowed to spend on each scenario? Do you have to complete so many cases within an eight hour period? Or do you do other things, too?

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    At this point I have no routine: one day I'm running off to a compliance board meeting the next I'm auditing the coders and the next I'm educating providers...

  3. Default Hi Sonjagirl
    Just like kevbshields, I don't have a daily work routine, my official work title is Medical Policy Specialist and a CPC so I do a little of everything in the insurance company I work for. I am in our Medical Management division and everyday is different and definitely challenging.

    I am on no production but my boss sure does look at my reports daily. haha

    Pedenia, CPC

    Sonjagirl, how is your workday set up on a regular basis?

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    It truely depends on what level of coding you are doing. I started out as just a coder, and yes, I did have a dialy routine. It consisted of coding almost the entire work day. Now that my title has changed and my position requires other things, I am auditing, educating physicians, meeting with Techs, tracking many different things. My day is what I make of it between meetings and presentations. However, I remember those days that I sat and coded all day with strcit guidelines as to how many per hour I needed to complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycoder07 View Post
    Just like kevbshields, I don't have a daily work routine, my official work title is Medical Policy Specialist and a CPC so I do a little of everything in the insurance company I work for. I am in our Medical Management division and everyday is different and definitely challenging.

    I am on no production but my boss sure does look at my reports daily. haha

    Pedenia, CPC

    Sonjagirl, how is your workday set up on a regular basis?
    I don't work in the medical field. I'm trying to get my "foot in the door."

    I just finished my classes last June, and now I'm studying for the CPC exam-- which will take place next month. I try to do a little bit of coding weekly, just so I won't forget. Currently, I'm coding from The Extra Step (Physician-Based Coding Practice) and the scenarios are so advanced. I guess coding is like this in real life. I thought what we learned in school was tough. This is even tougher.

    Plus I have other coding books by Faye Brown and our school text book by Carol Buck.

    I just wanted to know what to expect when I enter the real world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp485 View Post
    It truely depends on what level of coding you are doing. I started out as just a coder, and yes, I did have a dialy routine. It consisted of coding almost the entire work day. Now that my title has changed and my position requires other things, I am auditing, educating physicians, meeting with Techs, tracking many different things. My day is what I make of it between meetings and presentations. However, I remember those days that I sat and coded all day with strcit guidelines as to how many per hour I needed to complete.
    So how many per hour did you have to complete? I consider myself a beginner coder, since I don't have experience and I'm not certified yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbshields View Post
    At this point I have no routine: one day I'm running off to a compliance board meeting the next I'm auditing the coders and the next I'm educating providers...
    Wow you have a lot of initials behind your name. Hopefully, I will reach that point, but first I have to get certified. I'll be taking the exam next month.

    How did you become an auditor? Where did you take your courses? If so, how many?

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    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!!!
    NoRaX

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    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.
    Kelly Long CPC, CFE
    Manager Audit and Compliance

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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 do the same. No day is the same as the one before!

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