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New Video: Medical Coding Academy Makes THE HOMELESS a Priority

New Video: Medical Coding Academy Makes THE HOMELESS a Priority At Medical Coding Academy, we value giving back to the community and we want to see all of our students succeed. Our founder, Mrs. Delissa Ortega, recently learned the tragic story of Evette, a recent graduate from our program who was homeless at one point and…

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7 Products That Will Help Your Medical Coding Career

7 Products That Will Help Your Medical Coding Career There’s nothing more satisfying than doing something right the first time. This can apply to testing a recipe for dinner, attempting a new sport or taking your first medical coding certification exam. We’ll be focusing on the latter today. Wouldn’t you like to pass your medical…

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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 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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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…