5 Ways to Tell If A Medical Coding Company Is Legit or Not
As Medical Coding Academy continues to innovate and revolutionize the medical coding education industry, more and more shady or illegitimate companies are popping up to take advantage of this trend.
It makes sense in a way, as our students have an extremely high success rate on the certification exam and there are more success stories with professional medical coding careers than we can count.
But if you want to ensure your medical coding education is legitimate and will actually help you get the information you need, make sure the education company has these essentials:
1. Established Credentials
Our founders and teachers have real-world experience, not just one certification and a few months of teaching experience. Mrs. Delissa Ortega, for example, has the following credentials:
- ICD-10 AHIMA ®
- Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Expert Trainer
In addition to that, she has worked in the industry for more than a decade and has been teaching for almost 15 years. That’s someone you can trust! Be wary of any instructor without real-world experience or proper, established credentials.
2. Unique Content
See anything on other medical coding education websites that seems familiar? We’re fully aware of other companies that try to copy us. While imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it’s not right and it only hurts the students in the end. If you can tell that the medical educational institution you’re considering has content that seems to be copied, stay far away from them.
3. Real Reviews
Does a company have only positive or only negative reviews? Those are also red flags. Reviews should be real, honest and mostly positive. (There will always be negative reviews for every company out there, regardless of industry.) Take some time to read reviews from the company you’re considering and you’ll be able to tell whether a real person wrote them or not.
4. Student Success
Are there testimonials in addition to reviews? The best medical coding academies have a track record of setting up students for professional success and those students will be more than willing to share their success stories. If there’s no evidence of a student landing a job or passing a certification exam, it means the company probably doesn’t have any.
5. Upfront, Honest Marketing
Finally, there needs to be complete transparency with pricing, the content you’ll get access to and the experience of the teacher. At Medical Coding Academy, what you see is what you get. Even on social media, we’re our true selves and try as best as we can to fully inform students about what they’ll get from a medical coding education at our company.
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