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Updated 4 months ago

Possible career change to RHIA-need advice!! - 208 Replies

Careers/Jobs for "RHIA" certified professionals depending on years of experience, addition of advanced degree (MBA, MS, MHA) w/ RHIA 2014: -...


Career Step vs. Penn Foster for training

First, let me say I have a history with Penn Foster. I got my high school diploma from there when it was International Correspondence Schools back...


Updated 4 months ago

Need Advice on 2010 RHIT exam - 63 Replies

[QUOTE who="Kellie in Fresno, California"]What books are recommended to read before the exam? Help..I'm planning on taking the exam this year but I'm...


Updated 4 months ago

I'm going into medical coding from dental hygiene, any advice on becoming a coder? - 19 Replies

I am a hygienist who is lucky enough to work for a great dentist, which as you know is the key! I just work part time and am just thinking for down...


coding Question

I graduated from school several years ago, but didn't plan to work right away. I'm just now preparing for the RHIA exam, so I'm pretty rusty. But,...


Updated 5 months ago

Internship Positions - 26 Replies

Your best bet is to either start your own business or look within an entry level position locally. Starting your own medical billing business can be...

Diamond Jess

Updated 5 months ago

CPC exam preparation - 2 Replies

Here's a link to free resources that may be helpful:

Sonia Johncan

Updated 5 months ago

Already have a college degree. But getting Coding Certificate. What does that make me? - 34 Replies

I just have an Ass. of Science and trying to find a medical coding job. i have taking the test twice. I am not there yet. I want to find something...


Updated 5 months ago

Just passed my ccs certification. Now what? - 39 Replies

I graduated from the health information management program 8 months ago. But because my school is in the process of getting accreditation from...


Updated 5 months ago

Is this still a worthwhile degree? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dontbelieveit in Crazyhorse, Indiana"]I know someone who has worked in that field for a lifetime. She said a lot of it has been...


Updated 5 months ago

Remote Coding from home - 357 Replies

[QUOTE who="jaze in bainbridge, Georgia"]I am looking for a non-certified remote coder position or a company who who train me for a remote coder...


Updated 5 months ago

Need advice on starting a coding career! - 9 Replies

I am an RN, BSN and Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who was laid off from my job this past week. I know I have options as far as the CLNC work goes...

Updated 6 months ago

Preparing for Medical Coding Test...CCA - 4 Replies

The best resource to answer your question on sitting for the CCS exam is AHIMA website. This site will provide a wealth of information Karen~


Updated 6 months ago

Medical Coding; CPC vs Degree? How hard? Etc. - 1 Reply

ALSO I was wondering if I should go to one of the online schools like AAPC or AHIMA or should I just stick to my local community college? Thanks...

HIT Student

Would like to meet other HIT Students in my area... Chicago & NW Indiana area

Hi! I have been going to school online for my Associate's degree in HIT (with a special interest in medical coding) and am trying to meet people in...


Updated 6 months ago

CCA or CPC - 12 Replies

I'm also trying to figure out which exam I should try to take, CCA,CCS or CPC. I earned my degree in Coding and Reimbursement in June 2011. I haven't...


Updated 6 months ago

Looking to get CPC-C through Self-Study and currently have a BA. Need Advice! - 4 Replies

Looking for feedback on the medical terminology & anatomy and physician-based coding programs through They seem to offer a...

Raejean Zipko

Updated 6 months ago

Travel Coding? - 105 Replies

[QUOTE who="aangeljazz in Hammond, Indiana"]I work for THE CODING SOURCE. Its great for a single person.(great pay).[/QUOTE] Hi my name is Raejean...


Updated 6 months ago

Health Informatics or Health information? - 1 Reply

I've just completed my AS in Health Information Technology and am now working on my BS in Health Informatics. Both careers are accredited through...


Updated 6 months ago

Do you think there will be a even high demand for coders next year in 2013? - 4 Replies

There is absolutely no doubt that there will be a demand for coders and designers. Look at this article from career profiles and you will understand...


Updated 6 months ago

Recommendations for self-study in coding? - 20 Replies

I took a coding and billing class and finished in 2009, but never gotten a chance too take my state exam at that time. Its been heavy on my mind...


Career Steps

I have been medical transcriptionist for 19 years and HUC in hospital and wondering if anyone passed the CCS after going to Career STeps. I know...

Updated 6 months ago

Entry-Level Medical Records, Coding, Billing Employment - 85 Replies

I am in the same situation as many of you. I have my Associates in health information technology and a certificate in medical insurance spcialist. I...

minnie min

Updated 6 months ago

Medical coding a good career? - 10 Replies

[QUOTE who="valentine2 in salt lake city, Utah"]Hi I have been coding for about 6 years and I love my job. I can't imagine doing anything else. I...


Updated 7 months ago

ICD 10 Study Guides??? - 1 Reply

My hospital paid for us to take an online AHIMA ICD-10 training course. It took several months but I think you have to be proficient in ICD-9 for it...

Updated 7 months ago

National Center for Competency Testing - 88 Replies

I'm jealous... I'm going to try my 3rd NCCT and have been told that's it.. Only allowed 3. I've searched on the internet and can't find anything to...


Updated 7 months ago

CCS-P books for sale - 3 Replies

Are your CCS-P boox still avaiable I currently have my RHIT, CCS I am interested in going for the CCS-P credtential Get in touch with me if they are...


Updated 7 months ago

Medical Coding and Billing...worth it? - 1 Reply

Medical billing and coding is very tough field to enter. For those who have no experience it's almost impossible. My wife got her coding...


Medical Billing/ Coding classes in Essex or Hudson County NJ?

I've been researching schools for the past 6 months for Medical billing and coding and can only come across 1 that has caught my eye as far as...


Is this a worthwhile career?

Hello everyone, I was trying to get into a local physical therapy assistant program, but just found out that it probably will not happen until...


Updated 7 months ago

Interested in changing my major to Health Information Management - 3 Replies

I don't know if I agree with CJ...I have a master's in HIM, and also took some classes with undergraduates (I needed the classes for the RHIA exam). ...


Review of CCA Test Prep exam from

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


Need help with choosing a career!

I am currently 23 years old working as a full time nanny. I took some time off from school for a few years and now getting back into it. I have been...


Updated 8 months ago

Considering an Associates in HIT - 1 Reply

I personally would not waste my time with this degree. I have been searching for a job with this degree for over a year now and they all want 3-5...


RHIT Exam Prep

Hello, I just passed my RHIT exam. YAY!!! I have a ton of printed questions/answers as well as written information if anybody in the...


Updated 8 months ago

Need help from those currently in medical billing and coding field - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Respiratory care student burntout in Waco, Texas"]Lisa do you like being a coder?[/QUOTE] I'm not a coder but a very close friend of...

Updated 8 months ago

CCA's and Employment - 2 Replies

I am believing that my CCA has opened doors. I currently work secondaries BCBS for a hospitalist company. I believe this will be great on my...


Updated 8 months ago

Coding from Bachelors Degree - 1 Reply

I believe that RHIT/RHIA certifications require graduating an CAHIIM certified master degree program. You can find out more information about those...


CPC Training or.....?

So, I'm about 45 credits away from my Bachelors in Science, Health Care Administration. I have been researching some medical receptionist, secretary...


Scared of getting into medical coding.

I am learning medical terminology, anatomy and psychology now, and in a week, my instructor will be showing me how the coding part... she will teach...

Evaluation and Management Coding

Can anyone explain the history levels and how they pertain to the evaluation and management section?


Updated 8 months ago

Employability of HIT associates degree graduates - 23 Replies

I have another question. All of this information is fabulous by the way! What is the average salary for rhit starting and say 5 years into the...


Updated 9 months ago

Physical Therapy Billing/ Medicare - 8 Replies

do you have any feed back on difficulty and any consequences on resolving a small over charge to medicar. It was one ther. Ex. three visits with...

Windy Cat

Updated 9 months ago

Gatlin Education - 76 Replies

[QUOTE who="yogiw"]I finished this program in 6 months. I am not totally confident in passing the CPC exam. I am currently studying to take the exam...


CPC-H Books

I just finished Anatomy and Medical Terminology through AAPC. I plan to take CPC-H course as soon as I save enough money to pay for the course but as...


Updated 9 months ago

Employers -- How do you look at degrees from Devry, University of Phoenix, and other similar schools? - 45 Replies

Stay away from the for profits like DeVry, ITT, Herzing, WGU. All these folks want is your $ and do not care about quality of education. There are cc...


CCS training advice...

I'm looking to get into medical coding. The basic coding program through the AHIMA website is only to prepare you for the CCA, not CCS. I am...


Updated 9 months ago

I need help on where to start with schooling.. - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Heather H in Baltimore, Maryland"]Hello I am a 29 year old female working in a HIM job as a document imaging tech and my work reimburses...


Updated 9 months ago

Need Advice Regarding RHIT/RHIA Education - 379 Replies

TO ALL INTERESTED IN RHIA OR RHIA (REASONABLE COSTS) You can do it online with Weber State University (affiliated with AHIMA) as an independent...


Updated 9 months ago


[QUOTE who="Leena Daniel CCS,CPC,C-CDI in Sea Cliff, New York"]Both ESRD and acute on chronic systolic and diastolic dysfunction (CHF)are coequals...

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