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4 Ways to Increase Your Medical Coding Knowledge This Fall

4 Ways to Increase Your Medical Coding Knowledge This Fall An anonymous person once said, “the man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.” Regardless of whether you’re passed the certification exam or you’re a seasoned coder, you don’t want to lose the valuable medical coding knowledge you’ve gained. As…

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5 (More) Scary Medical Coding Scenarios to Avoid

5 (More) Scary Medical Coding Scenarios to Avoid Don’t look now, but it’s already Halloween (again)! Last year, in honor of this spooky holiday, we decided to point out some things that scare use as medical coders. Well, we’re back at it again with more spooky stories to help ensure you don’t make any of…

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Is Coding Driving Up Medical Billing Costs?

Is Coding Driving Up Medical Billing Costs? Inflation has affected all of these days. From gas to groceries, bills are unfortunately going up and healthcare costs are no exception. According to a recent study, medical coding is driving up medical billing costs. Are medical coders at fault? Are costs really rising due to coding? Is…

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7 Mental Health Tips for Medical Coders

7 Mental Health Tips for Medical Coders There’s a difference between mental health medical coding and mental health FOR medical coding. The former is a real set of codes, also known as CPT codes. It can involve everything from anxiety to depression and ADHD. That’s not what we’re talking about today, however. We’re going to…

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Is Education or Experience More Important for New Medical Coders?

Is Education or Experience More Important for New Medical Coders? “Education is most important.” “No, experience is!” This conversation could apply to any industry, really. But today, we’re going to focus on this discuss as it pertains to medical coding. There’s a big debate about which is a bigger deal, but the truth is that…

How MCA Online Compares To Other Options

How MCA Online Compares To Other Options When it comes to medical coding education, many people don’t know that they haver options. Gone are the days when you’re restricted to an expensive four-year university or insufficient weekly course material. With Medical Coding Academy Online, one option stands out among the rest for medical coding and…

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5 Reasons To Try An Online Medical Coding Course

5 Reasons To Try An Online Medical Coding Course We all have our reasons for why we will or won’t try new things. Take technology, for example. According to the Pew Research Center, “39% describe themselves as preferring to wait until they hear about others’ experiences before trying something new themselves.” That makes sense. But…

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The Importance of a Medical Coding Manager (CPPM) Credential

The Importance of a Medical Coding Manager (CPPM) Credential When you think of “medical coding” and “leadership,” what role comes to mind? If you’re familiar with the industry, you might say a Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM). And you’d be correct! These managers are required to have a vast knowledge of medical coding guidelines, laws,…

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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 Certified Professional Biller (CPB) Credential

The Importance of a Certified Professional Biller (CPB) Credential Medical billers are important. After all, they have a huge impact on their organization’s revenue flow. Medical billers are required to have a vast knowledge of medical billing guidelines, laws, best practices and updates, as well as reimbursements. Read on to learn more about what a…