You learn something new every day. Did you know, for example, that odontophobia is the fear of teeth? Or that cats sleep 16-to-18 hours per day? How about the fact that the “57” on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had?
Let’s keep the learning going by exploring five things you may or may not know about medical coding and billing:
1. Medical coders and billers make an average of $52-54k per year.
According to the 2018 Medical Coding Salary Survey from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), the average Certified Professional Coder (CPC) makes $54,401 and the average Certified Professional Biller (CPB) make $52,333. Those numbers go up with each additional certification you add to your portfolio. (Or, as we like to call it, “alphabet soup.”)
2. You can be ready for your credential exam in just three days.
Wait, three days? Doesn’t medical coding and billing training take 18 weeks of courses at a university? While this may have been the case in the past, it’s no longer true. At places like Medical Coding Academy, you can gain the knowledge needed to pass the exam on your first try in just three days. Check out our three-day course to learn more!
3. Finding medical codes isn’t as time-consuming as you think.
You might think that it’ll take forever to learn all of the thousands of medical codes out there. But did you know you don’t even have to memorize them? If you have one of the Go To Coders® tabbing systems, you’ll have 192 tabs that will help you find key pages and important medical codes in record time. There’s no better way to stay organized.
4. You can brush up on medical coding and billing at home.
Grab a cup of coffee and don’t worry about changing from your PJs when you have Medical Coding Academy Online. This online resource includes the above-mentioned tabbing system, a color coding chart, real-life medical cases examples, a flashcard set, mock exam and more. No need to drive to the university!
5. Getting a CPC or CPB is more affordable than you think.
Think you have to spend $15,000 at a university to get a medical coding or billing certification? Think again. When you attend the three-day course or buy the at-home exam prep, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to get your credentials at a fraction of the price.
Ready to get started on your medical coding and billing career? Click here to learn more about our three-day course.