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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…

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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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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.…