The Top Medical Coding Training Programs of 2013

Every year, thousands of students make the choice to enter into the lucrative field of medical coding. While there are currently just under one hundred medical coding training programs strewn about the country, only a few have the distinction to make it to the top of the list. This year, we’ve ...

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10 Tips for Passing the CPC® Exam on Your First Try

If you’re like most students taking the CPC® exam for the first time, chances are you want to pass it, get it over with and not have to pay the $300 fee again (not to mention sit through another five and a half hour test!). So, here are some great tips for passing the exam on your first ...

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Medical Coding Classes – Types, Costs and How to Choose

Choosing to become a medical coder is a lucrative career choice that will afford you the luxury to work basically anywhere you’d like — even from home. But, before you can get hired, it's important to take courses that prepare you for your journey as a medical coding professional. These courses ...

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What Higher Education Programs Are Available for Medical Coders?

If you’re looking to start a lucrative career in medical coding, there are several education options to help you excel in today’s tight job market. And while there are more positions for medical coders available than in other similar industries, the recession and waning economy has made for ...

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Choosing a Medical Coding School – Options and Considerations

Pursuing a career as a medical coding professional starts with finding the right school. In order to do this, you’ll have to take some things into consideration and perform the necessary research, in order to pursue your higher education goals and beyond. Finding the right school will allow you to ...

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CPC® Exam Information – FAQ and How to Prepare

The CPC® (Certified Professional Coder) exam is a tough series of questions designed to challenge would be medical coders to be proficient in the codes and symbols of the profession. It is only through intensive preparation that one can reasonably expect to get a passing mark on this exam. This ...

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Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Coding Schools

Whether you're currently enrolled in a program, or just starting to research schools, this article will hopefully answer some of your lingering questions about all aspects of medical coding schools; from application and completion. Q: Should I Go to Medical Coding School? A. While a college degree ...

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Medical Coding Jobs and Employment Information

Despite the differences between the many types of medical coding jobs, there still exists a common thread that runs throughout them all. The same basic tasks, skills, and educational requirements are involved in any kind of setting; from a solo practice, to a large hospital, and even to working from ...

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An Overview of AHIMA Coding Certifications (CCA, CCS and CCS-P)

It is very understandable that an occupational field would concern itself with credentialing. Licensure and certification convey a sense of professionalism that is above and beyond simply doing a job well. It includes a body of highly specific knowledge that has to be absorbed, and a person's ...

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Becoming a Traveling Medical Coder – Is It for You?

Traveling peddlers are the stuff of stories and legends of days gone by. They traveled from town to town selling their wares and offering their services. These things happened in the days before the Internet and even before the days of major highways. Traveling merchants do appear to be a phenomenon ...

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