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3 Techniques for Answering Patients’ Medical Coding Questions

One aspect of medical coding you might not be aware of is patient interaction. Sure, it might be ideal for some if your day only consisted of dealing with doctors, nurses and medical codes. But the truth is, patients have lots of questions and it’s inevitable that some of these will head your way one…

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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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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Medical Coding Academy Online

They say you learn something new every day. This is true for everything from complex information about a topic that’s not in your field of study to obscure facts about your favorite TV show. Human beings are constantly searching for knowledge. The same concept applies to Medical Coding Academy Online. If you know any of…

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Common Questions About Medical Coding Academy Online

In case you haven’t noticed (or you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months), you can now learn medical coding and billing online thanks to the launch of our new Medical Coding Academy Online. Now that this revolutionary new educational resource has been available for a bit, we’re starting to receive…

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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.…

Get a Free Sneak Peek of MCA Online!

If you’re like most of us, you’ve gone to a big-box retailer that sells products in bulk and received a free sample while you were shopping. Have you ever wondered why they do this? According to The Atlantic, there’s a distinct psychology behind this. You’re more likely to buy something if you’ve tried it first.…