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What Happens if a Medical Coder Makes a Mistake?

What Happens if a Medical Coder Makes a Mistake? This was a question that I have come across a few times recently. Basically new coders (or people thinking of becoming a coder) are wondering this. I could see why this would be a concern. Medical coders are held to a very high standard both by… Continue reading What Happens if a Medical Coder Makes a Mistake?

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2 Myths About The Medical Coding Industry

Once upon a time, there were many ads out there for different medical coding schools. I don't want to point out any specific one, but let's just say, I do have a specific one in my head as I'm writing this. This particular ad promised new and potentially new medical coding students 2 things. They… Continue reading 2 Myths About The Medical Coding Industry

Computer Assisted Coding

Is Medical Coding a “Dying Career?”

A few days ago I got an email from someone who came across my blog and she asked if me if I thought medical coding was a "dying career." I could see why someone would wonder that. The world is constantly changing. But I gave it some thought-- and the short answer to that is… Continue reading Is Medical Coding a “Dying Career?”

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7 Ways To Boost Confidence While Job Searching

I probably don't even need to say this, but it is difficult to look for a new job. If you are a new coder (or even a seasoned coder) it may be taking longer than you thought to find a job, and this can really affect your confidence. In October's Zoom meeting for the Career… Continue reading 7 Ways To Boost Confidence While Job Searching

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New Online Course Available

So remember when you were taking medical coding classes--how did you envision your future? Did you think it would be easy to find a job right away? I've talked about this before and I won't name any specific names...but did your school straight up tell you or even imply that you'd walk right into your… Continue reading New Online Course Available

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How I Wrote My Resume That Led To My First Job In The Healthcare Industry

So I'm just thinking back to how I wrote my resume that ultimately led to my first coding job. I had a general resume to work off of--so I just updated my information/jobs. So it wasn't too bad. But...my original resume template was from a book that I read. Yes it was from a book… Continue reading How I Wrote My Resume That Led To My First Job In The Healthcare Industry

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5 Things You Can Do To Prepare For Your First Job In The Healthcare Industry

Are you looking for your first job in the healthcare industry? Congrats--that's a big step! It may not seem like it to you, but think about how far you've come. I'm willing to bet that a few years ago, you only dreamed of getting to the point where you are now. So if you're looking… Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do To Prepare For Your First Job In The Healthcare Industry

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What Is The Difference Between A Medical Coder and a Medical Biller?

If you're in the medical field, or are currently taking a medical coding and billing class, you've no doubt heard the words "medical coder" and "medical biller." You might even think these jobs are the same because the names sound similar. Sometimes (especially in smaller practices) these roles are combined. But even though these positions… Continue reading What Is The Difference Between A Medical Coder and a Medical Biller?

Diagnostic Radiology Coding Basics

New Facebook Group

Hey Everyone, I just started a new Facebook group. This is a public group, open to medical coders or medical coding students and it will focus on diagnostic radiology coding. Please consider joining us there! Here is the link to it  Thanks! Lindsay   Midnight Medical Coding Products You Might Be Interested In:   Learn… Continue reading New Facebook Group

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My First Day Working As A Medical Coder

On the first day of my first coding job, I didn't know what I was doing. I really didn't. I never coded a real radiology report before. I guess I read a few in my coding classes, but it was something that wasn't focused on. Everything I knew about radiology was just based on my… Continue reading My First Day Working As A Medical Coder