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allyson in Evansville, Indiana

Updated 23 months ago

Review of CCA Test Prep exam from - 3 Replies

I am studying right now for the CCA and purchased 10 practice tests from I subsequently also purchased the AHIMA test prep book. The...

Mehul in Yorba Linda, California

Updated 23 months ago

Inpatient Coding - 1 Reply

24. Use the CPT, ICD-9-CM, and ICD-10-CM manual to assign the appropriate procedure, modifier, and diagnoses codes to the following case...

Mehul in Yorba Linda, California

Updated 23 months ago


Please keep this thread limited to INPATIENT coding questions and answers. Thanks!

Mehul in Yorba Linda, California

CPT and HCPCS codes need help

35. Use the CPT and HCPCS manual to assign the appropriate Emergency Department visit and procedure codes to the following case scenario. A...

MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 23 months ago

Is it possible to sit for the CPC exam without an formal training??? - 1 Reply

I am a nurse and was a medical underwriter. I want to take my CPC to get ahead in the insurance world but I can't afford it right now. Can I...

MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 23 months ago

Medical Coders Position - 1 Reply

What does a position like medical billing and coding entails of because I am trying to get a job doing that. I have a certificate in Medical...

MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 23 months ago

Took the CCS P exam today and failed by just 1 point!!!! - 12 Replies

I am so upset and disappointed. I have no work experience. This is my first try. Should I reatke this exam or take CCA?

Coder1 in North Jackson, Ohio

Updated 23 months ago

CCS exam - 3 Replies

From my networking I have found that I can take my CCS instead of my CCA being that I have 2.5 years of coding experience and have a degree in...

MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 23 months ago

CPC Blitz Videos - 2 Replies

Has anyone used the Blitz videos before taking their CPC exam? What did you think? They are expensive. Is it worth it and if yes,...

OldCrone in Eaton, Ohio

Updated 24 months ago


--You took an online coding course NOT approved by AHIMA --You're a biller or RN who has seen codes but never took an HIT course --You took a...

OldCrone in Eaton, Ohio

Updated 24 months ago

Medical Coding Salary - 3 Replies

Hi there I would like to know from people who are actively medical coding especially remote what is the average coding salary ? For those with less...

Jfraska in Glastonbury, Connecticut

What did/do you do for work?

Just wondering what those of you did for work while going thru edu and getting the exam. Did you do work related or in the healthcare field? Or just...

jessie 0 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Updated 24 months ago

Inpatient Coding - 26 Replies

I passed my CCS-P coding test. I feel like I have a good grasp on outpatient coding but I don't really have it down pat what to do with the...

BC Advantage in Simpsonville, South Carolina

Revenue Cycle Management in Coding

Every practice should be run like a business, from the moment the patient makes an appointment to the moment the claim is processed and paid to the...

BC Advantage in Simpsonville, South Carolina

Medical Coder Salaries on the Rise

Salaries for certified medical coding professionals increased an average of 8.4 percent in 2014. The figure was released in an annual salary survey...

BC Advantage in Simpsonville, South Carolina

G0402: Medicare Preventive Visit

Medicare covers a one-time Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE), also referred to as the "Welcome to Medicare" visit. IPPE is a unique...

BC Advantage in Simpsonville, South Carolina

NEW Article: 5 keys to critical care coding

Critical care is the most highly compensated E/M service, but it's also the most highly scrutinized by payers. Under the relative value unit (RVU)...

MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 25 months ago

Online accredited schools: yay or nay? - 2 Replies

I'm looking into career step but I have a community college nearby . From my understanding the community college does not help you find a job but...

Newbieatthis in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 25 months ago

day-to-day for coders - 52 Replies

I've been looking into coding as a profession, but I've always been warned that I can't just sit in my little closet coding all day (a damn shame, I...

Newbieatthis in Chicago, Illinois

How did you get experience?

I keep hearing you have to either volunteer at a hospital or find an internship. How did you personally go about doing that, getting recommendations,...

Dorothy in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 25 months ago

RHIT Accreditation - 2 Replies

I am looking into going to school online for and associates in Health Information Technology. I would like to become certified eventually and from...

MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 25 months ago

Who has taken or is taking the Medical Coding/ Billing Course - 2 Replies

I'm interested in starting on the course next semester. Can someone please describe what the course exactly is about to me? Also is it hard? And last...

MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 25 months ago

Coding online school opinion needed - 3 Replies

Has anyone gone to L S Coding and Educations online program???????? I can't find any bad reviews Thank u!! Nicole

Sue McCratic in Valley Springs, California

Updated 25 months ago

The CCA exam - 4 Replies

So, I just sent in the application in order to be qualified for the CCA exam through AHIMA. I bought their CCA exam study guide, and I took the...

xboxer in Cactus, Arizona

Updated 26 months ago

Medical coding a good career? - 7 Replies

I'm in a really crappy retail job and I hate it, I feel like I am being babysat all of the time and I would like to be able to work more...

BrwnStar411 in Hamilton, Georgia

CPC-H or CCS coder

Can an CCA coder sit for the CPC-H exam? Is this exam harder than the CCS exam?

njcountry in Antioch, Tennessee

Updated 26 months ago

I'm going into medical coding from dental hygiene, any advice on becoming a coder? - 1 Reply

I've been in dentistry for 12 years now & have been recently laid off from a dental hygiene position I was at for 6 years & I'm burned out & cannot...

BillTheSlink in Cincinnati, Ohio

Questions about the field and anyone know anything about Andrew's School?

First, I will ask about The Andrews School, as this is where I will likely be getting my training. I know for medical transcription they seem to be...

BrwnStar411 in Hamilton, Georgia

Changing CCA certificate to CPC-H Certificate

To get certification as CPC-H, do you have to be or work as CPC coder first? I've being a CCA coder for about 2 year I want to move up, but not yet...

slimdiva2 in tampa, Florida

Updated 27 months ago

passing ccs-p and ccs without coding experience - 2 Replies

To all the experienced medical record coder who insist several years of coding experience is a must to pass the ccs-p and ccs the first time. This is...

TDani21 in Pflugerville, Texas

Would like to get CCS Certification

I graduated school for Medical Billing and Coding in 2005, I wasn't able to complete the exam due to life circumstances. I'm really desiring to get...

Renee in Dayton, Ohio

Updated 27 months ago

Where should I start? - 2 Replies

I've been really interested in the medical billing/coding field for a while and I'm ready to start the process. My confusion is that, even after all...

Deb in Dallas, Texas

Updated 28 months ago



nybaker05 in Palm Coast, Florida

Updated 28 months ago

Registering for Next Semester.. Need advice - 1 Reply

So I'm about to register for my second semester for school for the HIT AAS program. I can take coding classes. But my question is.. 1. Should I...

Renee in Vandalia, Ohio

Updated 28 months ago

Good degree in Medical Billing and Coding - 1 Reply

Hi. I am interested in looking into Billing and Coding degrees. What degree is good to have a better chance in getting a job. I am also planning to...

Renee in Dayton, Ohio

Updated 28 months ago

Medical Coding and Billing - 1 Reply

Is Medical Coding and Billing a good job? Are the classes very challenging? Can someone further explain how the classes are and what the job really...

allie in Henderson, Nevada

Updated 28 months ago

Experience vs. Certifications - 16 Replies

I've been noticing a lot of individuals on here have 10+ years of experience, BUT they don't have the certifications to go along with their...

IloveCalifornia in Salt Lake City, Utah

Updated 29 months ago

2014 CPT BOOK - 1 Reply

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has a 2014 CPT Professional Edition they would like to sell? I really need it to study for the exam. Thank You

TraceyW68 in Rockville, Indiana

Question regarding HIM curriculum

I am currently in my second semester for an associates degree in HIM. One of the classes I am taking this semester is a Disease Processes class that...

bcutie in Cleveland, Ohio

Updated 29 months ago

The future of medical coding - 35 Replies

For experienced medical coders or those in administration, what is your lookout on the medical coding field? Will there still be a demand for coders...

S.L.Ayers in Butler, Missouri

RHIT Exam Study Suggestions....

Thought it would be helpful to others who are preparing for the RHIT exam... Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach. Third...

LuckyK in Cerritos, California

Clarification on coders

I just finished a medical billing/coding course and it wasn't until after I started that I found out that the combined education might not meet all...

Sam D. in Bolingbrook, Illinois

Updated 30 months ago

Offered HIM position without background or education. Advice needed - 2 Replies

Hello, Recently I was approached by upper management where I work to take up the Health Information Manager position for the nursing home I work...

Mary P in Manhattan, Kansas

Updated 30 months ago

Health information technology program - 2 Replies

Is this a hard program? do most people pass? I recently switched from nursing after realizing its not my passion. I want to know the level of...

Jen Hetrick in Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Take AHIMA prerequisites course for AACP program?

I'm thinking I'm going to take the AACP online courses for billing and coding. The med term and A&P course is more expensive, so I was thinking of...

snapbackstanley in Des Plaines, Illinois

Updated 31 months ago

Is Going To College For HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN Worth It? - 14 Replies

I currently am in college for it BUT am worried I will NOT find a job in this field. I have been going to college for 2 years now and I have finally...

ZacMorris in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 31 months ago

Should I become a RHIA??? Need advice please - 3 Replies

Hi, I am thinking of getting a bachelor's degree in Health Information Management and becoming a certified RHIA. I was wondering if anyone currently...

Rektic in Peoria, Arizona

Some software questions

Hello everyone. I've got a few questions I am hoping some one can help me with. Let's say I have a billing company with 5 employees who need...

dneese in Parrish, Florida

Getting back into coding

I left a career as a clinical documentation specialist/inpatient coder 11 years ago to raise a family. I feel like I am ready to re-enter the...

Renee in Dayton, Ohio

Updated 31 months ago

Just finished Medical Coding program - 1 Reply

So i've been applying online for many coding positions, but have not gotten any responses for awhile. I still don't have my CPC certification, but...

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