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
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
So, I've been thinking a lot lately about the medical coding industry just in general, and I realized there are a lot of myths out there! I could probably name more, but for purposes of this post, I'll just go over two. Let me just preface this by saying--this is just my opinion ok? Hopefully… Continue reading 2 Myths About Medical Coding
Here is a practice diagnostic radiology report to code. Code the ICD-10-CM and CPT. Please put your answers in the comment section. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Exam: MRI lumbar spine w/o contrast History: Lumbar back pain Technique: MRI of the lumbar spine was performed w/o… Continue reading Practice Report To Code
Sometimes when people hear that diagnostic radiology coders can code 50+ reports an hour they are taken back for a minute. It sounds like a lot, and it is, but there's many factors to think about how someone can code that fast. For example, do they have an encoder? Are they coding both icd 10… Continue reading How To Code A Diagnostic Radiology Report
If you're reading this, you're probably enrolled in a medical coding course--which is awesome! There are a lot of good schools out there. Here is the kicker though--there is just a lot to learn. Most schools don't focus on a specific specialty, so you'll get an overview of everything. On one hand that is great.… Continue reading 6 Tips For Passing Your Medical Coding Course
Hey All My Coding Friends, I'm happy to announce a new video series called the "1 Minute Coding Lesson." Each video will be under a minute, and I'll be talking about all things medical coding. It could be about ICD-10-CM, CPT, guidelines, common mistakes...you get the idea. There will be a new video added every… Continue reading The 1 Minute Coding Lesson Series
First things first, the medical coding world is tough right now. I don't have exact numbers, but many coders in all different specialties are furloughed or laid off due to Covid-19. I'd like to think that most of us will get our jobs back, but that's not really what this post is about. Make… Continue reading Got Coding Questions?
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?
Well, this isn't specifically about coding, but it's related. Anyone out there use 2 monitors for coding at home? For starters, in case you're wondering but are afraid to ask--No this post does not have affiliate links and I don't "get" anything for writing this. I wanted to write a review on a monitor I… Continue reading Review of Asus USB Portable Monitor