Medical coding is much more than just a clerical job. It requires someone who can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. Becoming an excellent coder requires someone who is eager to continually learn and keep up with medical advancements. It also takes certain traits to be a
Do I Need an Associates Degree to Become a Medical Coder? Laureen: Yup. Anything you wanted to add on any of these questions, Lori? Lori: I do think AAPC scares a lot of people with their "you must have an associate’s degree". They put that on almost all of the
Is the CRC® Credential a Good Choice for New Coders? Then the last question that we were going to answer was about CRC® for new coders. This actually came up as a chat question in our last webinar. The person wanted to know, it says: “It sounds to me like the
Is a School or Course Required to Take the Medical Coding Certification Exam? Okay, so the third question: “Do I need a course or a coding certification?” Then a side question was or a related one I should say: “Is a Medical Coding Program through a school a requirement to
CPC-A Apprenticeship Removal: What Exactly Counts and Why? This next question, Lori, I think you helped a lot with as far as putting the questions in. These were the two related questions: “What exactly counts for the CPC apprentice 'A' removal and why?" and... "Why don’t the CCO Blitzes count for
The New Medicare Card- 2018 Coach Jo-Anne: Q: “Medicare has made some major changes in the new Medicare card in 2018. Let’s go over what you need to know.” A: Medicare has made some major changes in the new Medicare card in 2018. Let’s go over what you need to
Getting Back Into Medical Coding After an Absence Let’s talk about Getting Back Into Coding After an Absence. This question came in and they asked: “I’ve been out of the coding field for a while. I have kept my CEUs going but I have not physically coded for over 2 years.
This time of the year is all about traditions. Traditions of setting up a tree the day after Thanksgiving; working with a charitable organization; or holiday baking using recipe cards passed down through the family. As children, we grow up with traditions around the holidays. They gave us something to look