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valentine2 in Salt Lake City, Utah

65 months ago

skye in Lynchburg, Virginia said: 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.

Most billing/coding certificate programs are going to be about the same. They all teach the same basic curriculum.

I went to their website and they seemed to offer a few different billing/coding programs, and I am not sure which one you are taking/going to be taking. But the purpose of these programs is to prepare you for a job, so in theory, yes, they should teach you enough.

I don't know if you are already signed up for gatlin, if you are not, I would look for a program at your local community or technical school. They are WAY cheaper than the private, for profit schools (diploma mills) and many local schools offer online classes.

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skye in Lynchburg, Virginia

65 months ago

Thanks for the info. I have not signed up with Gatlin yet, they are in partnership with my local community college and offer National Certification upon completion. Thats why I thought it might be a good program. My local college doesn't offer an online program, you have to go to the classroom which takes two years part time. That is just too long to learn medical office administration and billing. I have already checked with the technical schools in my area and they are way too expensive. For anyone that has taken the Gatlin program through your local college could you tell me who's name is on the completion certificate your local college or Gatlin.

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Bosslady in Framingham, Massachusetts

65 months ago

The name of the college is on the certificate as it is given by the college.

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D Lovell in Metairie, Louisiana

65 months ago

I wound not recomment this program. I have had my certificate since June. No one will hire for a biller/coder without experience. I also thought they offered job placement....but they dont. It was a total waste of money

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skye in Forest, Virginia

65 months ago

Bosslady in Framingham, Massachusetts said: The name of the college is on the certificate as it is given by the college.

Thanks, seems like everyone is having trouble getting a job in this area. I think it is hard getting a job in any new area. I agree with the comment above
the local schools don't really offer job placement either. In previous years,
I graduated from my local community college and they only offer externships while you are in school, mine did not pay a salary and only lasted one semester.
I guess its just a little experience to add to your resume and most local schools only offer resume assistance. They give you job sites to look yourself.
You really just have to look yourself and start anywhere you can get an offer and try to move on from there. Good luck to everyone!

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qnkelly in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

65 months ago

I contacted my community college and asked them if I could take courses through Gaitlan(ed2go) and get credit for it towards my degree at the college. I also asked if financial aid would cover it. I was told NO and NO! So I asked Ed2go(Gaitlan) why the colleges look like theyre affiliated with them when you get no credit for anything. The response I got was: All of our courses are noncredit as ed2go is not an accredited organization, so courses usually are not offered for anything outside of the online certificate.Amy Tausch
Student Support.

This is not accredited and you will not get credit at the college you think is affiliated with.

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EDCtx in Texas

65 months ago

qnkelly in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania said: I contacted my community college and asked them if I could take courses through Gaitlan(ed2go) and get credit for it towards my degree at the college. I also asked if financial aid would cover it. I was told NO and NO! So I asked Ed2go(Gaitlan) why the colleges look like theyre affiliated with them when you get no credit for anything. The response I got was: All of our courses are noncredit as ed2go is not an accredited organization, so courses usually are not offered for anything outside of the online certificate.Amy Tausch
Student Support.

This is not accredited and you will not get credit at the college you think is affiliated with.

Accreditation is very important. I wouldn't pay for any programs that aren't.

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Audrey in Wilmington, Delaware

65 months ago

Now it’s 3 weeks later from my last post.
My certificate did not arrive contacted support . I was given the school contact to call. I did. Then was told he school does not issue certificates gatlin/ed2go does. Called back gaitlin/ed2go. I was then told the contact manager would be notified. I also called my counselor, he said I was the first one so they do not know what to do. This is not on me. They all got my money. Just go to some other billing program this school sucks. I will probably need to wait another 2 weeks for anon credited paper. Awful! I going to find some other legal avenue to make a living. This MB is not worth it to me. Though I lost money paying for this so be it.

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Audrey in Wilmington, Delaware

64 months ago

At long last I received my certificate. But I am now uninspired to go look for a job in this feild since I need experience and have no job support. But later if I find something medical related I will take it, it need not be the billing. And the school's name is on it.

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skye in Forest, Virginia

64 months ago

Audrey in Wilmington, Delaware said: At long last I received my certificate. But I am now uninspired to go look for a job in this feild since I need experience and have no job support. But later if I find something medical related I will take it, it need not be the billing. And the school's name is on it.

Who sent you the certificate, the college or Gatlin?

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audrey in Wilmington, Delaware

64 months ago

The college sent it.

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cmccart2 in Jefferson City, Missouri

62 months ago

i am interested in taking the paralegal course through gaitlan...but i am uncertain what the difference is between them and the legal studies website where it is offered through kansas state university..at kansas state university they offer the course split into two levels for 3000.00 however gaitlan offers it for 6 months for 1795?? im confused on which is better...any suggestions or comments would be appreciated!

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Flor Martinez in San Antonio, Texas

60 months ago

So has anyone actually passed the CCS exam after studying this program?

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Flor Martinez in San Antonio, Texas

60 months ago

It's not the paper certificate that lands you a job as a coder. it's the credentials after your name that makes you the money, stand out from the rest, and make you a more marketable candidate for jobs….

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Tiffany in Mount Vernon, New York

60 months ago

Yes Rose I have taken the course through gatlin via the city college of NewYork. It is good only if you can really study on your own. Overall it is a well taylored course, all the information you need you will get. The major target is mking sure that you study well to be able to pass the board exams .Actually I did the combo course with medical office administration

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Tiffany in Mount Vernon, New York

60 months ago

Flor Martinez in San Antonio, Texas said: So has anyone actually passed the CCS exam after studying this program?

Yes I passed the exms even though it was though

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Flor Martinez in San Antonio, Texas

59 months ago

Tiffany in Mount Vernon, New York said: Yes I passed the exms even though it was though

how long did you give yourself to study?

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Babydoll in Cincinnati, Ohio

59 months ago

Did anybody take the wedding planner class

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looking for a certificate program in Hayward, California

58 months ago

Just looking for ppl who have taken GATLIN's MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST with MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING online certificate program...How long did it take you for to complete it? Does it give you adequate preparation for taking the exams? Whatever feedback is fine. THANKS!

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Alex B in New York, New York

55 months ago

I considering taking the Microsoft Office 2007 Master program offer by Gatlin and was wondering if anyone could give me an idea on whether the material provided prepares one for the MOS certification exam given by Microsoft. Additionally, has anyone successfully complete the exams and recieved certification from Microsoft?

Thanks

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otisbrewer in Greensboro, North Carolina

55 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!

So how did you come out in all of this? Did you find a job? Would you recommend this course to another? Im also in Greensboro, and would value your input. Thanks!

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yogiw

55 months ago

looking for a certificate program in Hayward, California said: Just looking for ppl who have taken GATLIN's MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST with MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING online certificate program...How long did it take you for to complete it? Does it give you adequate preparation for taking the exams? Whatever feedback is fine. THANKS!

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 in March 2012, using the APCC practical application workbook. The most difficuly part I feel will be finding employment. Although I am a LPN every place wants you to have 1-3 year experience before applying. Will continue to study and looking. Good luck with your studies. I hoped this helped.

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shon36 in Atlanta, Georgia

47 months ago

Sassy E. in Stockton, California said: 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.

Hello my email is lashondawilson52@yahoo.com can you tell me more about the Gatlin Education CCS course? Thanks

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Dayton509 in Dayton, Washington

42 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?

I'm taking the Medical Terminology+Billing/Coding right now. I took the online course because the local colleges' programs are more expensive and their courses have stuff I just don't need. I finished the Terminology and I'm over half way finished with the Coding. You have to be really strict with yourself and put in HOURS of STUDY! It is not easy. As far as the course, it is professionally done and you get all the materials you will need. Also, be sure to research jobs in your area to make sure you will be in demand when you're done. Good Luck!

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bluebayou in New Orleans, Louisiana

39 months ago

Has anyone taken or is taking the Bookkeeping course with Gatlin? If so, please reply. I am thinking about taking this course. Thanks.

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Windy Cat in Chicago, Illinois

33 months ago

It's up to you but I wouldn't go through the Gatlin Education of Ed2Go.com websites to get certified. Everyone's best bet is to go through a community college. I have read about these 'for profit' schools (or as I call them, credit card swipe schools). I have read instances where people have studied through Gatlin but when it was time to take the state boards to become a certified medical coder in their respective states, they were clueless. These people said that Gatlin and Ed2Go did NOT provide them with the education they needed to complete the 'case studies' or whatever. Everything worth having takes a long time to get or obtain (MOST of the time). Take your time and just invest in a community college program.

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Windy Cat in Chicago, Illinois

33 months ago

yogiw said: 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 in March 2012, using the APCC practical application workbook. The most difficuly part I feel will be finding employment. Although I am a LPN every place wants you to have 1-3 year experience before applying. Will continue to study and looking. Good luck with your studies. I hoped this helped.

Hi! Did you pass the CPC program? Please give us an update! It would help other people see that maybe taking the Gatlin or Ed2Go online courses are a good choice for them.

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