Blog posts that discuss medical coding and billing certifications, and what you need to do to get them and use them properly.

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5 Medical Coding Certifications You Didn’t Know About

You’d be surprised how many people outside of the world of medical coding aren’t aware of all the different types of medical coding certifications that can be obtained. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just medical coding and medical billing. There are options for every specialty and role within medical coding. Let’s go over five…

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Tips for Nurses Making the Transition to Medical Coding

Tips for Nurses Making the Transition to Medical Coding Nurses choose to leave the hands-on responsibilities of their profession for a variety of reasons. Some are burned out. Others deal with lots of anxiety and stress. Whatever the reason, more and more nurses are turning to another role within the healthcare industry: medical coding. In…

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Our 3-Day Medical Coding and Exam Prep Course Is Back!

Our 3-Day Medical Coding and Exam Prep Course Is Back! Your wish is our command! Mrs. Ortega brings back her three-day course, but this time on STEROIDS and HOTTER than ever! Three-Day Medical Coding Course Preview You do not want to miss this SHOWSTOPPER of an event! Check out the details in this two-minute promo video!…

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Practicode, Internships and Removing the ‘A’

Practicode, Internships and Removing the ‘A’ Day after day, especially on medical coding forums, we keep seeing that more and more people are constantly asking if practicode is real-world experience. Before you know it, they find themselves thinking it must be since everyone else is doing it, but it isn’t. The crazy thing is every now and…

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Medical Coding vs. Medical Billing: What’s the Difference?

Medical Coding vs. Medical Billing: What’s the Difference? Should I do coding or billing? It’s a common question we receive. Well how about this? I’m gonna run you through both jobs and that way you can decide what’s BEST for you. There’s nothing more reassuring than you all coming to your own conclusions. The Differences…

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‘Is This School AAPC Accredited?’

‘Is This School AAPC Accredited?’ For all the people who keep asking if a school is AAPC accredited, brace yourselves and listen up! The AAPC is not an accrediting agency. Let’s dive deeper. Is Accreditation Important? Accreditation is the process by which a governing agency (typically known as CAHIM) ensures a college or university’s instruction…

Should a Coding School Be Licensed or Accredited?

Should a Coding School Be Licensed or Accredited?

Should a Coding School Be Licensed or Accredited? Licenses and accreditations are important. They help establish credibility with an organization (or individual) and serve as proof that the company or person has achieved mastery of a certain skill set or subject. So it makes sense that the medical coding school you choose should be accredited…

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Medical Coding Academy: What Sets Us Apart

Medical Coding Academy: What Sets Us Apart All of us have options these days. Whether it’s a cup of coffee, a smartphone, a car or a house, there are plenty of choices available. The same even applies to education. But just because there are options doesn’t mean they are all the same. This is especially…

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Medical Coders

I think we can all agree that we’re happy about the fact that 2020 is in the rear-view mirror. If you’re looking and hoping for a better year in 2021, it’s a good idea to start things off on the right foot by developing healthy habits. Instead of traditional weight loss or financial wellness goals,…

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5 Non-Medical Coding Jobs a Medical Coding Certification Prepares You For

You might think you can only get a medical coding job with a medical coding certification. That’s a fair thing to think. In reality, though, medical coding certifications actually give you a variety of skill sets that you can put to use if you’re having trouble landing that first medical coding job. They also make…