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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4 Reasons Companies Love Hiring Medical Coders with Certifications

Those interested in a career in medical coding and billing have a difficult decision to make.  Do they immediately try and enter the workforce? Do they get a certification first? Or do they go all-in on a college degree? The first scenario can be difficult, as employers usually like to see experience or knowledge before…

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The Importance of Medical Risk Adjuster Credential (CRC)

The shift toward providing more specific and complete documentation of all medical problems on an annual basis is a challenge for many practices. This is particularly problematic in the outpatient setting, which typically has less administrative infrastructure to support adequate coding.  However, aligning current payment-focused billing and documentation practices with evolving risk-adjustment-focused coding practices will…

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3 Books Every Medical Coding Student Needs

If there’s one thing that’s crucial for a successful education, it’s an inquisitive mind. As Dr. Seuss once wrote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” For medical coding students, this is no different. But what else is needed when it comes to a…

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Two Ways to Fast-Track Your Medical Coding Career

We live in a day where people demand instant gratification and convenience. We get annoyed if our fast-food order takes longer than five minutes, we are outraged when the Internet goes down for an hour and we don’t know what to do with ourselves when we’re without our phones for an extended period of time.…

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Why Do Certifications Matter for Medical Coders and Billers?

It’s a common question we receive at Medical Coding Academy. Will having a medical billing certification or medical coding certification actually help you get a job with a potential employer? While many colleges or universities would like you to believe that taking an 18-week course is the only way to guarantee employment, there’s really only…

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Medical Coding & Billing: How to Get the CPB and CPPM

In medical coding and billing, there are so many acronyms that it can be hard to keep up sometimes. Some particular acronyms you should definitely familiar with, however, are the CPB, CPC and CPPM. While the three-day CPC course focuses strongly on medical coding, the CPB places major emphasis on the billing side of the…

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What Can I Expect at Medical Coding Academy?

One of the first questions people ask when it comes to medical coding: what is it? Well, in a nutshell, medical coding is a prerequisite for medical billing, filing and claiming medical insurance. It primarily focuses on converting each and every document tracing diagnosis, medical service, and equipment into universally acceptable codes. A medical coder…