Through the years CCO has worked with nurses to assist them in getting certifications in medical coding. The reason coding is such an excellent stepping stone in a clinicians career is due to the fact that medical coding is so similar in training. The terminology, procedures, diagnosis and disease process knowledge is already there. Building on that with the guidelines surrounding coding you have a match made in medical heaven. Nurses are sought after for comparable or higher income positions when they have a certification. Here is an example of an RN, Karen Thomas, who with the help of CCO made the choice to get certified and it changed her life.
-Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I, CRC