A:  Well, it’s kind of like Coke, and Pepsi, and then RC Cola. The PMI to me is like an RC Cola. It’s out there and it’s in existence. Another one is PAHCS, they’re good organizations. The exams are good, they’re just as valid. What it comes down to is the recognition out there with the prospective employers. If you’re really going toward outpatient and inpatient especially AHIMA is normally the more preferred credential, although AAPC is making great gains in that area especially with their new CIC inpatient credential.

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It’s not going to hurt you at all, you have a certification, and it’s how you present yourself to your prospective employers. So, if they say, “I haven’t heard of the CMC.”“Well, it’s Certified Medical Coder.”And you say it like that because that’s what it is. You don’t have to, “Well, they’re really not as big as the AAPC,” I wouldn’t do that. However, I would recommend getting one of the more recognized credentials, like, the CPC and add to it. And then, that looks really good on your resume and on your signature line, you have a couple of credentials. So, that’s how I would handle that, but definitely you should be proud of earning that credential, there’s nothing wrong with it.

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About the Author:

Alicia has been working in the medical field for over 20 years. She first learned about medical coding while working in a medical records department at a resort town hospital near where she was raised. Through the years she has held several jobs in the medical field from, CNA, EMT, Pharmacy technician and Medial Records Abstractor and Analyst. Outside of the medical field she has worked as a Real Estate agent, and owned her own on-line retail business. The medical field has always been where she felt the most comfortable. Alicia has taught medical coding, billing and medical law and ethics at a private college. She also did contract work in HCC Risk Adjustment and discovered she really enjoyed ICD work. Because she loves to learn Alicia is working towards her Masters in Health Care Administration with an emphasis on education. Having taken many online classes through the years to complete her degree she feels very comfortable with both face to face and on-line learning. Alicia will tell you that not only does she love medical coding but she has a passion for teaching it. Alicia lives in the middle of Texas with her husband who is a Pastor, five of her six children, three dogs and two cats.

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