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Melony in West Hills, California

71 months ago

Rose,
I am trying to talk my job into paying the $1695 for the CCS prep course but they are not trying to hear it right now. If you actually speak to someone who took the course and passed the CCS, please let me know melony.truitt@yahoo.com

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drg in greensboro, North Carolina

71 months ago

i've taken both courses, medical coding and billing and advanced hospital coding, i'm studying right now to take my ccs...but although i feel like the course helped give a good introduction to coding...i do great on the multiple choice part...i'm a bout to rip my hair out with frustration with the case studies...i'm trying to find a tutor or SOMEONE to help...i dunno i'm really frustrated!

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Melony T in West Hills, California

69 months ago

drg in greensboro, North Carolina said: i've taken both courses, medical coding and billing and advanced hospital coding, i'm studying right now to take my ccs...but although i feel like the course helped give a good introduction to coding...i do great on the multiple choice part...i'm a bout to rip my hair out with frustration with the case studies...i'm trying to find a tutor or SOMEONE to help...i dunno i'm really frustrated!

Have you sat for the test yet?

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Sassy E. in Stockton, California

67 months ago

drg in greensboro, North Carolina said: i've taken both courses, medical coding and billing and advanced hospital coding, i'm studying right now to take my ccs...but although i feel like the course helped give a good introduction to coding...i do great on the multiple choice part...i'm a bout to rip my hair out with frustration with the case studies...i'm trying to find a tutor or SOMEONE to help...i dunno i'm really frustrated!

Hello drg I'm taking the advanced hospital coding...how long did it take you to finish the course and have you taken the state exam for certification yet? If you have time I'd like to chat with you about the course. Thank You for your time.

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Patricia in Enfield, Connecticut

67 months ago

Rose in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Has anyone taken the online course through Gatlin Education? The local University is ofering a billing & coding course though them so I figured they must be good. Any one take their courses?

Hi:

I took the medical billing and coding course through Gatlin Education and it's not worth the money. I had to take classes here in Connecticut to really learn the coding part. I passed the course and the CPC exam and have yet to find a job. That was this past April. The problem is that you can't find a job without experience and you can't get experience without a job. I recommend finding an actual in class school that also offers an externship program.

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Sassy E. in Stockton, California

67 months ago

Thank You for your response. I just wanted to pick your brain just a tad more....in regards to the CPC exam....was it hard and did it actually take the full 5hrs? What can you advice if you don't mind. I'm just begining to get discouraged and I'm almost done paying for the course and dude....the job market here in California isn't all the great either...

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Chris in Jacksonville, Florida

63 months ago

How long does it take to complete the medical billing and coding course through Gatlin Education - How much time did you dedicate each day and how long to complete ? Is it possible to complete in 30 days ?

Thanks

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Chris in Jacksonville, Florida

63 months ago

Thanks for the input.

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Angie in Sunset, Louisiana

60 months ago

Has anyone taken the online medical billing and coding certificate program with Gatlin Education? If so, did it prepare you for the CCA exam. Did you pass? How long did it take you to find a job?

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karin in Albuquerque, New Mexico

57 months ago

Rose in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Has anyone taken the online course through Gatlin Education? The local University is ofering a billing & coding course though them so I figured they must be good. Any one take their courses?

Am taking their Paralegal Course. You have to study, study, study. That's it. You really have to be prepared to turn off the television, read the books and realize that Gatlin is SERIOUS about their coursework. I think Gatlin is superb...and grueling, at the same time.

You have to put in HOURS of studying.

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karin in Albuquerque, New Mexico

57 months ago

Rose in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Has anyone taken the online course through Gatlin Education? The local University is ofering a billing & coding course though them so I figured they must be good. Any one take their courses?

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karin in Albuquerque, New Mexico

57 months ago

m taking their Paralegal Course. You have to study, study, study. That's it. You really have to be prepared to turn off the television, read the books and realize that Gatlin is SERIOUS about their coursework. I think Gatlin is superb...and grueling, at the same time.

You have to put in HOURS of studying.

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ASmith425 in Everett, Washington

56 months ago

karin in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: Am taking their Paralegal Course. You have to study, study, study. That's it. You really have to be prepared to turn off the television, read the books and realize that Gatlin is SERIOUS about their coursework. I think Gatlin is superb...and grueling, at the same time.

You have to put in HOURS of studying.

I was thinking about taking Gatlin's program in Web Database Developer...

What are the pro's & con's associated with this company?
I know that the college I attend (community) goes through Gatlin as their continuing education source.

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avmoo0801

54 months ago

Does anyone have any information or feedback about an on-line program through Gatlin Education for Veterinary Assistants. Please let me know...Thank you!!!

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Medical Trans & Terminology in Ipswich, Massachusetts

54 months ago

I'm seriously considering this course thruogh Gatlin but did find another that costs more and takes 10 months to complete BUT they do promise a "work-at-home" offer and position.
Gatlin is offered at my local community college but I'm very curious to know about employment after the course.
Any input will be most appreciated.
Thanks.

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Sassy E. in Modesto, California

54 months ago

Hello there. In regards to your comment. You are lucky that they promise a work at home offer and position.. I finished the program and I'm in California...need I say more. It's a good offer and it's a good way to get your career in the medical field started. Also you might want study further and become certified by your state if you are considering on becoming a Medical Coder...this can be done through AHIMA. By doing this it gives you an edge and marks achievement. This also makes you more marketable. I hope this helps.

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greatauntielisa@comcast.net in Morrisville, Vermont

53 months ago

Has anyone take the Medical Transcription Course? I am interested in any feedback

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Wellkerithinks@yahoo.com in Palm Desert, California

51 months ago

I am currently taking Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Terminology through Gatlin. Hopefully I will find a job once I am done. If you are a self-learner, this is a good school.

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bpugh52@yahoo.com in Rochester, Indiana

51 months ago

[Have you had any trouble getting into your courses thru Gatlin? I am taking the same courses as you but as of yet have not been able to get to the Medical Terminology course that I am signed up for. I can access the AMS w/MBC. Any suggestions?

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Wellkerithinks@yahoo.com in Palm Desert, California

51 months ago

bpugh52@yahoo.com in Rochester, Indiana said: [Have you had any trouble getting into your courses thru Gatlin? I am taking the same courses as you but as of yet have not been able to get to the Medical Terminology course that I am signed up for. I can access the AMS w/MBC. Any suggestions?

Nope, I am not having any trouble. You should contact them.

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ellam in Waukegan, Illinois

51 months ago

Wellkerithinks@yahoo.com in Palm Desert, California said: I am currently taking Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Terminology through Gatlin. Hopefully I will find a job once I am done. If you are a self-learner, this is a good school.

how did you register/pay? Through Gatlin or through your local college?

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PatriciaSewing in Manteca, California

51 months ago

Sassy E. in Modesto, California said: Hello there. In regards to your comment. You are lucky that they promise a work at home offer and position.. I finished the program and I'm in California...need I say more. It's a good offer and it's a good way to get your career in the medical field started. Also you might want study further and become certified by your state if you are considering on becoming a Medical Coder...this can be done through AHIMA. By doing this it gives you an edge and marks achievement. This also makes you more marketable. I hope this helps.

Did you find a job? Why do you need more training to get certified. I thought that after the Gatlin program you are able to get certified...

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PatriciaSewing in Manteca, California

51 months ago

Angie in Sunset, Louisiana said: Has anyone taken the online medical billing and coding certificate program with Gatlin Education? If so, did it prepare you for the CCA exam. Did you pass? How long did it take you to find a job?

Has anyone answered you? I want to know the same...

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PatriciaSewing in Manteca, California

51 months ago

Medical Trans & Terminology in Ipswich, Massachusetts said: I'm seriously considering this course thruogh Gatlin but did find another that costs more and takes 10 months to complete BUT they do promise a "work-at-home" offer and position.
Gatlin is offered at my local community college but I'm very curious to know about employment after the course.
Any input will be most appreciated.
Thanks.

What program did you decide to go with?

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kim in Las Vegas, Nevada

51 months ago

I want to take Administrative Medical with Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Terminology through Gatlin, Can any body find a job after finishing the course?

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mjones53 in Dallas, Texas

50 months ago

I took the Administrative Coding and Billing course. It cost me $2,000. I took it last year and got my diploma. I couldn't get any further than that because I hadn't worked as a coder. I can't get certified because I don't have the experience as a coder or billing clerk. I tried to get a job but no one would hire me without experience. I wasted $2,000 and 6 months of my time for this gatlin on line course.

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mjones53 in Dallas, Texas

50 months ago

you won't be able to get a job unless you know someone where you are applying for the job. I took the same course you want to take. I loved doing the course but it didn't do me any good in finding a job. Most places want a certified coder and you can't get certified from this course without working experience. I feel like I wasted good money and a lot of my time buying coding books and sitting for hours doing these courses, excited that I would get a job after it was over. If you market yourself really good maybe you can get a job somewhere, but I tried to get work and no one would hire me. Good luck with it is all I can say.

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kim in Las Vegas, Nevada

50 months ago

Thank you very much for relying me mjones53,I am sorry to hear that you could not get hired, it seems one cannot get a job without experience and without experience one cannot get a job. I heard that one have to call for some medical office to work ( without getting any pay) for experiences. May be I have to go for the college to get a degree.
any way I hope you can find a job soon.

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drl in Norfolk, Virginia

48 months ago

I have takin the classes online. They are great classes. Just understand that if you finance the class through them, you will not get your certificate of completion until your loan is paid in full.

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Leo Eleazar in Los Angeles, California

48 months ago

It is easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle than to get a coding job.

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bettye in Wilmington, North Carolina

45 months ago

I am currently taking medical billing and coding and am having a problem with the coding scenarios and will be finishing in 2wks.Can you offer help.

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

45 months ago

bettye in Wilmington, North Carolina said: I am currently taking medical billing and coding and am having a problem with the coding scenarios and will be finishing in 2wks.Can you offer help.

what type of help do you need?

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Mitra in Fairfield, California

45 months ago

I need to talk with somebody who passed the certificate. I need to get help.

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

45 months ago

Mitra in Fairfield, California said: I need to talk with somebody who passed the certificate. I need to get help.

the certificate/diploma course? or a certification exam?

I have done both

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Bettye in Wilmington, North Carolina

45 months ago

I need help in coding scenarias.

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Mitra in Fairfield, California

45 months ago

valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah said: the certificate/diploma course? or a certification exam?

I have done both

Thank you for response. I need to know how was the certification exam? I am student in college and I am in last term. I try to search for job, all of them need certificate. I do not know how to start? How did you do?
Mitra

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

45 months ago

Mitra in Fairfield, California said: Thank you for response. I need to know how was the certification exam? I am student in college and I am in last term. I try to search for job, all of them need certificate. I do not know how to start? How did you do?
Mitra

I sat for the CPC exam, I bought a study guide, and a couple of practice tests from AAPC. Both of those really prepared me to take it and I passed on the first try.

Certifications are kinda complicated because depending on where you want your coding career to go, depends on what certification to get.

All of the certifications through AAPC are outpatient (physicians office) credentials.

The AHIMA ones are inpatient (hospital) ones

Almost all employers now require certifications, you can not compete for jobs without one. So it almost doesn't matter which cert you get, as long as you get one.

I am not sure if i answered your question or not...

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awesomejess in Kannapolis, North Carolina

45 months ago

i completed a two year associates in medical office admin, have a 4.0, completed a course for a medical coding specialist, then sat for the CPC and passed the first time. i still cannot find anything. what happened to school counting for experience?

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

45 months ago

awesomejess in Kannapolis, North Carolina said: i completed a two year associates in medical office admin, have a 4.0, completed a course for a medical coding specialist, then sat for the CPC and passed the first time. i still cannot find anything. what happened to school counting for experience?

The billing and coding schools do not teach enough for someone to jump right into a coding job. There are too many rules and regulations that must be learned from experience. If they were to change the schools coding programs to be more indepth, than it might count as experience, as now, they just barely touch on the basics.

The schools are so eager to get people through their programs they don't really care that they are almost useless.

Start somewhere else in the field, medical records, front desk, data entry or billing. Gain experience and knowledge of ICD 9, CPT and even reimbursement. leverage that into a coding job.

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Sandy in Cleveland, Mississippi

45 months ago

Try career steps online for Medical Coding and Billing. It is often offered through the local universities or you can go through them directly. And you get the opportunity to work for Fortune 500 companies after you complete school.

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Sandy in Cleveland, Mississippi

45 months ago

Try career steps online for Medical Coding and Billing. It is often offered through the local universities or you can go through them directly. And you get the opportunity to work for Fortune 500 companies after you complete school.

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

45 months ago

Sandy in Cleveland, Mississippi said: Try career steps online for Medical Coding and Billing. It is often offered through the local universities or you can go through them directly. And you get the opportunity to work for Fortune 500 companies after you complete school.

becareful, never fully believe anything a school tells you, remember, they are business first and foremost and their main goal is to get your money.

I'm not saying that the fortune 500 thing isn't true, but if it wasn't, I wouldn't be surprised.

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msnee

44 months ago

So basiclally, if you can't find a coding position than its best to enter in through medical records, billing, admitting...etc. That makes sense, I'm trying to stay way from those for profit schools & go either the community college or gatlin route for coding & billing, but wasn't sure if it was a waste of time & money being that I live in Los Angeles. But what makes me nervous is that the community colleges & gatlin don't offer exterships, but on aapc website offers student volunteer once your a member My ultimate goal is to become a claims examiner, but I would like to get my foot in the door in a managed care facility.

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

44 months ago

msnee said: So basiclally, if you can't find a coding position than its best to enter in through medical records, billing, admitting...etc. That makes sense, I'm trying to stay way from those for profit schools & go either the community college or gatlin route for coding & billing, but wasn't sure if it was a waste of time & money being that I live in Los Angeles. But what makes me nervous is that the community colleges & gatlin don't offer exterships, but on aapc website offers student volunteer once your a member My ultimate goal is to become a claims examiner, but I would like to get my foot in the door in a managed care facility.

here is the thing about intern/externships, I generally find them to be pretty useless. My school did not offer them, and it wasn't a problem. I just started out in front desk, I told my manager I had an interest in learning billing/coding so she let me help them out, I learned enough that I was able to leverage it into a coding job. That really is the best way into this field.

but if you want to do an extern/internship, try your local VA, they are a teaching hospital, so they are very receptive to helping people learn. Plus, you will actually get to code, instead of just observing.

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hidcherry in Crest Hill, Illinois

38 months ago

I am considering taking the Dental Assisting program through Gaitlan and would like any feedback. I also have an interest in the Administrative Medical Assistant program. The majority of my experience is administrative/customer service however I need the medical terminology and insurance education to be marketable in my area. My concern is how soon I will be able to get a job w/out experience.

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Bosslady in Framingham, Massachusetts

38 months ago

I am ready to sign up with Gatlin online through Mass Bay community college for the Admin Professional MS OFFICE 2007 Master course
It's $1995...they seem pricey but I am betting it would be more at a college.
The certificate which requires a grade of 70 or above would be issued through the college which would be Mass Bay in this case.

I am hoping to further my skills in MS OFFICE and if successful with this maybe take another online course.

If anyone has taken it please let me know.

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Audrey in Wilmington, Delaware

38 months ago

I have finished their course. I was on the monthly payment plan, but was told I won't get the certificate until paid in full. So I paid. I am waiting on it in about 2 weeks. I thought job placement was offered but was told they don't do this cause the school is international and I have to go to my local area schools for assiatance with job placement. This sucks. I won't recommend them. I did learn something but no job help really stinks. Only resume help. Go elsewhere.

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valentine2 in Salt Lake City, Utah

38 months ago

Audrey in Wilmington, Delaware said: I have finished their course. I was on the monthly payment plan, but was told I won't get the certificate until paid in full. So I paid. I am waiting on it in about 2 weeks. I thought job placement was offered but was told they don't do this cause the school is international and I have to go to my local area schools for assiatance with job placement. This sucks. I won't recommend them. I did learn something but no job help really stinks. Only resume help. Go elsewhere.

If it makes you feel any better, local schools, do not really provide job assistance. Their "job placement" consists of telling you to look online and in local ads for jobs to apply to. Period. It is a total joke.

Most new grads do struggle to find that initial job as most employers prefer to hire experienced coders. Try to find a job anywhere in HIM, get your foot in the door.

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hidcherry in Crest Hill, Illinois

38 months ago

Thank you - this was helpful! :)

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skye in Lynchburg, Virginia

38 months ago

I have been reading your posts concerning Gatlin education. Does anyone think it is sufficient enough education for billing. I am interested in that area, not so much coding. Also, when they issue the certificate of completion what name does the certificate indicate Gatlin Education or the college it is in partnership with.

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