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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 credential and what you’ll learn with a CPCO…

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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 certificate, a specialty certification allows you to specialize…

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3 Things We’re Grateful for This Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving arrives this year, we’d like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for several different areas of our lives. Medical Coding Academy wouldn’t be possible without any of the following, so we’re eternally grateful. Here are three things we’re grateful for this Thanksgiving: 1. Our Students Whether you’re a past, existing or…

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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®) step in.  Read on to learn more about what…

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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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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…