Chandra: [New Medical Coders Don’t Get Freaked] — Before I go too far into this, I just want to say I’ve been going through the chat while everybody else is talking. That’s why you see me smiling but looking over here because I’m reading the chats trying to help answer questions, that sort of thing. I saw a couple of students go, “Wait, I’m a student, this is freaking me out. I don’t understand anything you’re talking about.” Don’t let that panic you. Most of us that are doing this, Laureen, Alicia and I, we’ve been in the business for years and we tend to just talk “code speak.”
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Don’t worry, as you go through the courses and as you continue to come hopefully back to the webinars to see us and you ask questions, these are all things that are going to come to you, things that you’re going to learn. So, don’t let it overwhelm you at first, just know that wow!
There’re a lot of different aspects that you can go down and there’s some things you don’t need to know as much of depending on which road you go as far as credentials go, whether you’re going the compliance aspect, the billing aspect, that sort of thing. So, I just wanted to say that so don’t panic too bad. Don’t let this overwhelm you.
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Hi Chandra – I am new to medical coding. I have been a CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) for 10+ years prior to coming into the coding world. I am currently studying to obtain my CPC certification. I have been pretty much trying to learn this on my own (thanks a bunch C-19 for separating me from my mentor) by watching prerecorded webinars, mostly from CCO because I can actually understand what you all are saying. I have been reading my guidelines and trying to “mark up” my books. What is the best advice each of the instructors at CCO can offer me so I can learn and comprehend this new world better?
The best advice is simply to use our YouTube videos as much as possible. With over 900+ videos and 30k subscribers, we’ve answered almost every question under the roof.