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 New Year’s Resolutions for Medical Coders and Billers

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…

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The Importance of a Compliance Officer Credential (CPCO)

The Importance of a Compliance Officer Credential (CPCO) Compliance Officers are required to have a vast knowledge of government laws, regulations and guidelines since the officer develops and monitors compliance departments, including internal compliance reviews, audits and risk assessments. Read on to learn more about what CPCOs are, the career opportunities you’ll have with a…

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The Importance of a Specialty Medical Coding Credential

The Importance of a Specialty Medical Coding Credential All industries have specialists. In the medical industry, for example, you have general doctors who address a wide variety of issues, but you also have those who specialize in feet, hands, the spine and more. Medical coding is no different. While you can get your medical coding…

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The Importance of an Outpatient Medical Coder Credential (COC)

The Importance of an Outpatient Medical Coder Credential (COC) Outpatient Medical Coders are among the highest demand in the medical industry. Why? Since physicians often leave their private practice to join hospital groups, they need someone to handle the medical coding and billing at their new location. That’s where an Outpatient Medical Coder credential (COC®)…

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5 Practical Tips for Passing Your Medical Coding Certification Exam

If you’re like the majority of Americans, you have plenty of fears. According to Inc., more than half of us fear not having enough money for the future and 25 percent of us are afraid of sharks. For medical coding students, certification exam day can cause a tremendous amount of anxiety. But it doesn’t have…

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The 2020 Medical Coding Academy Schedule Is Out!

Don’t look now, but at Medical Coding Academy, we’re already thinking about next year… and you should too. Our 2020 schedule is out!  That’s right, we have all sorts of medical coding and billing courses now on the calendar, such as: Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Medical Risk Adjuster (CRC) Hospital Outpatient Exam Prep (COC) Medical Auditor Exam Prep…

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How Medical Coding Salaries Compare to Other Industries

Money. It’s not the primary reason most of us choose to pursue a profession, but it’s usually among the top factors that influence your decision. This is true for everything from fast-food managers and accountants to dentists, surgeons and professional athletes.  Medical coding is no different. One of the first questions a prospective student may…

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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…