5 New Year’s Resolutions for Medical Coders and Billers
When the New Year comes along, many people use it as an opportunity to lose weight or eat better. Others try and kick a bad habit, like smoking. Still others try and get their finances on track. While these are all well and good, they don’t directly related to medical coding and billing.
Lucky for you, we do have some New Year’s Resolutions with medical coders and billers in mind. If you’re looking to make 2020 your best year yet, here are some New Year’s Resolutions for you to consider:
1. Memorize Abbreviations, Medications and Modifiers
How many medical abbreviations, medications and modifiers do you know? Now’s the time to start memorizing them! You can do that (or keep them handy) simply buy buying some flashcards. Medical Coding Academy offers all of these in our store.
2. Tab Your Books
Whether you’re preparing to pass your exam or you’d like to easily reference certain areas of your book while at work, tabbing your books is a great place to start. The Go To Coders® Tabbing System makes this easier than ever and includes 192 tabs that are vibrantly colored to keep you highly organized.
3. Add to Your Specialties
Did you know that adding a specialty certification can dramatically increase your potential salary as a medical coder? Whether you do it for that reason or simply as a way to better yourself and do your job better, adding a specialty certification is a great way to improve self-confidence in your field.
4. Update Your Resume
New year, new resume? Now is the perfect time to update your resume so it stands out. But you don’t have to do it alone. Our resume kit is specifically designed for medical coders and billers, so check it out if you’re interested in updating your resume.
5. Get Hired!
Now for the biggest resolution of all: getting hired! Employers love hiring applicants with certifications, so if you haven’t already, get your Certified Professional Coder® (CPC) and start applying at different companies. Let the New Year be your motivation!