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As the field of medical coding has been expanding, more and more individuals are starting to enter the industry as medical coders. Many of these do not have any prior education in the field and start working from a lower level and after gaining some experience enter the job market. These people are often not at all capable to adapt to changes in the coding system and often perform at subpar levels as compared to trained individuals.

The caliber of such individuals is often not at a level that would enable them to succeed in getting a coding certificate. This is because the medical coding certification program makes sure that it asks the candidates questions that cannot be solved without extensive understanding of the problem at hand. Thus candidates usually have minimum success of passing primarily on the basis of luck. This means that if you get yourself a coding certificate, you would invariably be distancing yourself from those people in the industry that have basically jumped in because they weren’t able to fit in somewhere else and the fact that the medical coding industry has been gaining momentum.

Thus when you apply for a coding job without a medical coding certification, companies would often be hesitant to offer you a job with a high salary and without a probation period as they are not sure how skilled you are and that you are not wasting their precious time. However if you do have a coding certificate, their confidence in you and your work would increase dramatically even if they have never seen you working previously. Thus the company would be more likely to hire you without a probation period and you would almost always earn more than an identical employee who does not have a coding certificate.

Also, getting a coding certificate means that you are committed to a coding career and that you would remain active in the industry and not become lethargic. You would keep yourself updated with newer methods and advances in medical coding techniques and this would ensure that your work productivity remains high as compared to those workers who did not get a certification. This is another reason that firms pay people with a coding certificate a much higher wage as there is a lower probability of them having a declining output over time. The losses that an unproductive medical coder can cause to a company can be extensive as bottlenecks would be created in the company’s workflow processes and this would mean that other workers who have to process and use the codes would be sitting idle while they are waiting to receive the codes. This would be disastrous to the company’s output and as these problems are often limited when a certified coder is hired, firms tend to pay such people higher wages.

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About the Author:

Laureen Jandroep
CPC, COC, CPPM, CPC-I.,Sr. Instructor for CCO.us. Resides in southern New Jersey with her husband of over 20 years Anthony and four children. They are active parents and spend most of their time these days just being parents which they love.

2 Comments

  1. Bobbie January 9, 2012 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    There are not any jobs in the town I live in tha has a good externship how do I get a job with a CPC-A Certification. So I can get the A taken off.

  2. Laureen January 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Bobbie,

    In the January 2012 Coding Edge magazine the AAPC announce significant changes to the use of the apprentice designation. There is an interesting discussion thread here http://www.aapc.com/memberarea/forums/showthread.php?t=65697

    –Laureen

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