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MedicalCoderNEWBIE in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

58 months ago

Kelly - student in Georgia said: Stacy will tell you about that,,, hundreds of charts every day,, about one every four mins or so. From what I understand,, what they teach us in school is only the principles and basics of coding. That is not the real world is like. That is why it takes years to learn to be a coder.

WOW WOW THAT IS... WOW. (thinking) Hmmmm Ok I don't have a response to that....

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Stella in Birmingham, Alabama

58 months ago

Ok, it's official. No billing/coding for me.
I really want to thank Kelly for all the input, it was exactly what I needed to know, and he has really put a lot of time & effort into it.
I'm going to pursue MT, though I understand the future problems with that as well. I still think that any studies in terminology, anatomy, etc. stand a good chance of being helpful for those who pursue any kind of career in medical records/billing/etc.

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MedicalCoderNEWBIE in Miami, Florida

58 months ago

Can anybody answer this question:

How did you get your start doing unit clerk work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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mimi in Oakland, California

57 months ago

hi, I'd like to get a certification in medical terminology, transcription, and coding. I'd like to know what are the school options for my area. For medical coding, do I really need to take classes, in order to apply for the test for AHIMA Certification? TIA!

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weiler in Las Vegas, Nevada

57 months ago

-also try PuremedicaljobsDotCOM ! gl

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Danie in Miller Place, New York

57 months ago

i am so confused. there are 3 different schools offering the program but all certified from different agencies. i want to have the best one possible but im not sure which one. does anyone know anything about these. one is from AAAHP the other is from NHA. please help

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deanthony in Houston, Texas

57 months ago

Danie in Miller Place, New York said: i am so confused. there are 3 different schools offering the program but all certified from different agencies. i want to have the best one possible but im not sure which one. does anyone know anything about these. one is from AAAHP the other is from NHA. please help

go to aapc or ahima then finale the nha but if you want the best do ahima DONT DO THE CCA THOUGH

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SimplyCurious in Chicago, Illinois

57 months ago

Why is it not good to take the CCA. Is it a waste of time? I currently finished my one year coding certificate and it geared me for the CCA exam. Would I be wasting my time to take the exam. It seems that way in this job market.

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deanthony in Houston, Texas

57 months ago

SimplyCurious in Chicago, Illinois said: Why is it not good to take the CCA. Is it a waste of time? I currently finished my one year coding certificate and it geared me for the CCA exam. Would I be wasting my time to take the exam. It seems that way in this job market.

well because it an entry level one but the nha is really good for billing and do you want to work at a hospital or doctors office

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SimplyCurious in Chicago, Illinois

57 months ago

I worked in the billing field already and I wanted to crossover to coding. This is why I took a strictly coding course. I already took a Billing and Coding course and got certified through the NHA. I wanted to get a coding credential through AHIMA for coding. Since I dont have any experience in coding I was recommended not to take the CCS or CCS-P. I probably shouldn't be worrying since I will be getting my RHIT degree soon. What do you think I should do?

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deanthony in Houston, Texas

57 months ago

SimplyCurious in Chicago, Illinois said: I worked in the billing field already and I wanted to crossover to coding. This is why I took a strictly coding course. I already took a Billing and Coding course and got certified through the NHA. I wanted to get a coding credential through AHIMA for coding. Since I dont have any experience in coding I was recommended not to take the CCS or CCS-P. I probably shouldn't be worrying since I will be getting my RHIT degree soon. What do you think I should do?

ok well tell did your NHA cbcs help you get jobs in the billing world? also i just had a friend who past her ccs with help from her instructor so it can be done but i would say your cpc but im not sure if they would still add that a to it because you have been in billing but hey you can take your CCA from AHIMA just to start and then get a job doing coding for now but did you know even with your degree you may still need to take the ccs reason is because it lets the employer know where you excel in vs the all around rhit

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deanthony in Houston, Texas

57 months ago

SimplyCurious in Chicago, Illinois said: I worked in the billing field already and I wanted to crossover to coding. This is why I took a strictly coding course. I already took a Billing and Coding course and got certified through the NHA. I wanted to get a coding credential through AHIMA for coding. Since I dont have any experience in coding I was recommended not to take the CCS or CCS-P. I probably shouldn't be worrying since I will be getting my RHIT degree soon. What do you think I should do?

oh and also you did not have to go back to school you could have used your mbc diploma girl ahima does not ask for all of that

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SimplyCurious in Chicago, Illinois

57 months ago

Well with the MBC diploma, they only taught me a limited portion of coding and I was hearing that the coding test for AHIMA was extremely hard so I wanted to get some more training. Now that I have finished my coding training, I am being told that I shouldn't even sit for the coding exam because of the entry level skills. They say the RHIT degree will over rule the coding diploma, and from what I see in the job market that is completely true.

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SimplyCurious in Chicago, Illinois

57 months ago

Umm it did help some but not what I was looking for as a career change. The CBCS gives you limited job positions in strictly billing and where I am it doesn't mean much when it comes to just strictly coding jobs here. I'm in Chicago, IL. Big city and lots of compeition so you have to be on your A game here in order to be successful.

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Robyn in San Jose, California

57 months ago

Kelly - student in Georgia said: health-information.advanceweb.com/editorial/content/editorial.aspx?cc=122038

Look this article over and give me your thoughts about it if you like.

Kelly,
Thanks for posting this article and for all the other information you provide. I just started with DeVry, eventually getting my RHIT. I am on volunteer lists at the local hospitlas and I have started looking for entry level jobs, I totally agree you have to get your foot in the door anyway you can.

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deanthony in Houston, Texas

57 months ago

SimplyCurious in Chicago, Illinois said: Well with the MBC diploma, they only taught me a limited portion of coding and I was hearing that the coding test for AHIMA was extremely hard so I wanted to get some more training. Now that I have finished my coding training, I am being told that I shouldn't even sit for the coding exam because of the entry level skills. They say the RHIT degree will over rule the coding diploma, and from what I see in the job market that is completely true.

yeah that is true but keep in mind if all you want to REALLY do is code then you would want your CCS because it MADE for inpatient coding unlike the degree which is just added on as a skill

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deanthony in Houston, Texas

57 months ago

SimplyCurious in Chicago, Illinois said: Umm it did help some but not what I was looking for as a career change. The CBCS gives you limited job positions in strictly billing and where I am it doesn't mean much when it comes to just strictly coding jobs here. I'm in Chicago, IL. Big city and lots of compeition so you have to be on your A game here in order to be successful.

oh ok i feel you on that note but when you say limited do you mean that you can be a biller only are you can do some billing? but your ccs is good in hospital setting and also your degree but if you only want to code just get your CCS because like you said everyone says that it is hard which would make YOU stand out and that is the main reason why it is hard because it lets the employer know where you EXCEL at and will be inpatient coding and with your degree and that you can not be stop and your degree will allow you to move up and around where as the CCS want

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

Santa Barbara City College has a excellent program and nationally accreditated...The fabulous part is that all the courses are online and that
you can choose the HIM or Cancer Registar program which both are 18mo.you will graduate with a AA degree...They also offer a Medical Billing Specialist Certificate...It's better than paying thousands of dollars and no job..So consider it for the meantime...you are also able to keep your daytime and job and pursue an exciting career.

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

So far I hear a lot of negative comments about the coders in California..First of all California has the highest pay for medical coders and Health Information Techs...It does not take a long time to enter this field and furthermore it seems as though that the folks are making these comments do not have a clue about this industry..My sister began her career as a medical biller..entered a 18mo program..received her AA degree in HIM
and is now making $60,000 per year and climbing. It's never to late to get
started in any career change...I know most employers ask for experience..The
key is to volunteer after you finish a course..Most importantly join AHIMA or
AAPC which stands for American Health Information Medical Assoc/ American Association of Procedural Coders.These are the accrediting organizations that
give the exams for CCA,CCS,CCS-P,CCS-H (AHIMA),CPC,CPCH (AAPC)..I encourage to check out community colleges that offer medical billing and coding online.
that allows you to volunteer while you're learning..furthermore this will open up opportunities for employment after completing your course..make sure you get certified by either of the above organizations..because that's the key to getting your foot in the door...Also AHIMA and AAPC are featured on
Facebook...GOOD LUCK!

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

We offer the CCS and CPC review and just won an award from the Southbay Workforce Investment Board (EDD) for our job placement program. It can be done. We have our students volunteer after recieving their cert and more times than not it turn into immediate employment. We offer life-time job placement assistance.
The problem is most people don't knw how to look for employment and the many creative ways to obtain it. THERE is work available.

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

caster_7989 in Bell Gardens, California said: is UEI a good school to get your certificate for Billing and Coding?

No! They train you in simplified billing and very little coding. You will fail if you attempt to sit down for the AHIMA CCS Certification. You need to pay each time you take it. You need a school that offers the CPC and CCS review. I doubt if their intructors are even certified.

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

clneal in Long Beach, California said: Santa Barbara City College has a excellent program and nationally accreditated...The fabulous part is that all the courses are online and that
you can choose the HIM or Cancer Registar program which both are 18mo.you will graduate with a AA degree...They also offer a Medical Billing Specialist Certificate...It's better than paying thousands of dollars and no job..So consider it for the meantime...you are also able to keep your daytime and job and pursue an exciting career.

Junior Colleges are way behind the ball whn it comes to this profession. An AA degree means nothing witout your CCS CPC RHIA or RHIT. They offer no externship (volunteer services) and no job placement. What is a Medical Billing Certificate? You can buy one online but you wont find a job.

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

Before you make a negative comment about Santa Barbara City College go on their website and check out their program.I'm not on here to debate with anyone..Just to give out information..you can also check out AHIMA or AAPC
they are the accrediting body for these programs..and for your information
an AA degree along with the credentials can get your foot in somebody's door
it worked for my sister and she is enjoying her $60,000 per year occupation as a remote coder in which she's able to work from home or traveling to different cities..She has her CCS and is preparing for her RHIT..and as far as buying a Medical Billing Certificate online only a MORON would do that with no formal training...GOOD LUCK!

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

Michael Career Training in El Monte, California said: No! They train you in simplified billing and very little coding. You will fail if you attempt to sit down for the AHIMA CCS Certification. You need to pay each time you take it. You need a school that offers the CPC and CCS review. I doubt if their intructors are even certified.
Like I've mentioned before I'm not on here to debate..just to be informative...GOOD LUCK!

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Robyn in San Jose, California

56 months ago

Michael,
The program at Santa Barbara is one of the only 4 schools accredited for HIM by AHIMA here is CALIF. I know of a few people going through that program.

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

Robyn it's a great program! I've spoke with the director of the program and I've enrolled for the Spring 2010 semester :)

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Robyn in San Jose, California

56 months ago

clneal, Congrats! That is what I hear. I checked it out but time was more of an issue for me, I have started at DeVry. I am happy to get started. Good Luck!

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

Robyn Good Luck! Also their are some great Medical Coding and Billing groups and Health Information Management groups featured on Facebook! Oh yeah AHIMA and AAPC are on their with coding tips...Join every group and network...They have job opportunities, exam tips,workshops,you name it! It's there :)

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Robyn in San Jose, California

56 months ago

Thanks I have and when you start school, as long as it is accredited by AHIMA, you can get a student membership for 35.00! I joined as soon as I enrolled in school, loads of information to members, I would highly suggest the membership. Oh and yes I joined on Facebook and Linkedin!

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

Hey Robyn! let's keep in touch whenever you are on this forum..don't adhere to any negative gripe from anyone on this site...Keep everything in your life
positive and you will definitely go far:)

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Robyn in San Jose, California

56 months ago

my email is robyncalv@gmail.com

Let's stay in touch for sure, I took the advice of others here, and have orientation in 2 weeks to start volunteering at my local hospital. I am being proactive about doing whatever I can to prepare for a job when I graduate.
Does Santa Barbara have pracicum/internships in their curriculum?

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kgoode in Saint George, Utah

56 months ago

Hi There!

I am taking the NHA CBCS exam tommorrow and, needless to say I'm extremely nervous! Has anyone taken this exam? Is it hard?

I'm beginning to wonder if I'm stressing myself out with no reason! =)

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deanthony in Houston, Texas

56 months ago

a medical billing and coding certificate iS issued by the NHA and it is called CBCS LET ME GO AHEAD IN EXPLAIN AND ALSO LET BE VERY CLEAR ABOUT THIS OK!! there is a billing certificate offered threw the AMBA which stands for the american medical billing association and there is also one more whom i dont know the name to but as for as the NHA is concern IT IS A BASIC ENTRY LEVEL BILLING AND CODING CERTIFICATE THAT GEARS MORE TOWARD THE DOCTOR SIDE OF THINGS WHICH SHOULD BE YOUR STARTING POINT NO HOSPITAL IS ABOUT TO LET YOU COME AND DO THERE CODING WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED ONLINE THAT IS ONLY GOOD FOR FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN IN THE FIELD OR PLAN ON WORKING AT A DOCTORS OFFICE WHICH IS NOT A BAD THING EVERY ONE WANTS TO WORK AT A HOSPITAL HAVE YOU EVER EVEN REALLY SEEN WHAT THOSE REPORTS REALLY LOOK LIKE AND THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU HAVE TO FIGURE THAT OUT 2 MIN AND YOU HAVE TO DO ATLEAST 125 TO 200 CLAIMS A DAY INPATIENT...........COME ON COME AND LETS NOT TALK ABOUT THE OUTPATIENT SIDE AND ALSO THE EMR DOES NOT HAVE ALL THE CODES........COME ON COME SHALL I GO ON DIDNT THINK SO.........THE BEST THING FOR AN ENTRY LEVEL BILLER OR CODER TO DO IS IF YOU WANT STRICTLY CODING AHIMA CCA...........STRICTLY BILLING NHA OR AMBA.....STARTING PLACES LOCAL CLINCS/MEDICAL CALL CENTERS/OR OUTSOURCEING COMPANIES......MEDICAL CALL CENTERS IS BASICALLY HOSPITAL CUSTOMER SERVICE BUT HAVE CS THEN THEY WILL HAVE A BILLING DEPARTMENT......HINT LET YOUR MOUTH DO TALKING AND YOUR PAPERS DO THE WALKING HOLLA AND THEN GO AND TAKE YOU CPC OR CCS AND SAVE YOUR SELF THE EXTRA CASH TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL OK!!!! AND THEN GO APPLY AT YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL NOTE A CPC WITHOUT EXP IS CPC-A APRINTICE BASIC ENTRY LEVEL NO HIGHER PAY THEN CCA OR CBCS........SAVE YOUR TIME AND CASH............GOOD DAY

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deanthony in Houston, Texas

56 months ago

kgoode in Saint George, Utah said: Hi There!

I am taking the NHA CBCS exam tommorrow and, needless to say I'm extremely nervous! Has anyone taken this exam? Is it hard?

I'm beginning to wonder if I'm stressing myself out with no reason! =)

lol i am taking mine to on friday for the same one how about you tell me what it is like on tomorrow and from what i hear from people who took it all said when you take it you are not going to belive that you were so worried and to take you time and think and dont rush good luck to you and you are going to pass

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kgoode in Saint George, Utah

56 months ago

lol thanks for the encouragement! =)

I'll definitely let you know how it goes and I hope all the people you heard from where right lol

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deanthony in Houston, Texas

56 months ago

you welcome oh and note that you have to fill out claim cms 1500 claim form so be ready and i heard that from to good solid people who have put it to use and said that when she received it she got paid a pretty penny from her doctor i work with these people so i see them every day but you got this

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

YOU are correct. Most schools only provide billing review with very little coding. Our program is coding specific and concentrates on the CCS and CPC. Ladera is a short program and not very strong on the job placement side. CodeMed and Loma Linda have awsome programs. We will be on the AHIMA website shortly. We have submitted our curiculum and taken all the necessary steps. The President of our school was also the Director of Education for the 14TH District of Los Angeles. He has developed many stategic alliances and partnerships that have enabled us to maintain a high (award winning) job placement rate.

We have been teaching the review for quite some time. The CPC was our focus for about 5 years. The new Director of our program also is a Health Info Director at Kaiser Permanente and has changed the curiculum to inculde the AHIMA CCS and the AAPC CPC. You will do fine. You are asking the right questions. It is a great field. If you need to speak to someone who is working in the field managing coders, let me know.

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

clneal in Long Beach, California said: Before you make a negative comment about Santa Barbara City College go on their website and check out their program.I'm not on here to debate with anyone..Just to give out information..you can also check out AHIMA or AAPC
they are the accrediting body for these programs..and for your information
an AA degree along with the credentials can get your foot in somebody's door
it worked for my sister and she is enjoying her $60,000 per year occupation as a remote coder in which she's able to work from home or traveling to different cities..She has her CCS and is preparing for her RHIT..and as far as buying a Medical Billing Certificate online only a MORON would do that with no formal training...GOOD LUCK!

AHIMA and AAPC only approve schools they dont Accredit them. Online courses only work for a select group of individuals. One of the major musts in this industry is speed. You can pass an online course while only typing 20 words a minute but you wont find work. The question is; are you going to be able to code 30 Superbills in sixty minutes? Most graduates cannot.

Our school includes a 42 hour Saturday Certification review component which dramatically increases the FTPR(First time pass rate)for the CCS and the CPC. Our students are mentored, taught, encouraged, and pushed every day to work on their typing. It is mandatory. They dont have to set up their externship, we do that for them. When they are done with their externship, we help find them a job.

FYI: Medical Clinics will not trust their recievables to someone who is not certified or established. I hope no one on this thread is going to school assuming they will be able to start their own business right away.

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

clneal in Long Beach, California said: Like I've mentioned before I'm not on here to debate..just to be informative...GOOD LUCK!

I was talking about UEI on this thread.

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

Robyn in San Jose, California said: Michael,
The program at Santa Barbara is one of the only 4 schools accredited for HIM by AHIMA here is CALIF. I know of a few people going through that program.

Robyn, as I said, online training is not for most people and does not emphasize the most important element; SPEED. I have interviewed graduates form all over and am consistently meeting with employers in this arena. AHIMA AAPC are not Accrediting Institutions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

Robyn, do what's best for you..it's apparent that some people will give their opinion. just investigate the websites of the names I've given to
you. and I will email you with more info...Like I've said people will be
opinionated..so just check it out... www.sbcc.edu or AHIMA or AAPC. and for
Michael it seems as though he is very negative and opinionated..Oh yeah Michael from El Monte you've spelled from as form.

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

Michael, for the most part you think you know everything..I did not get on this forum to debate with you.. Like I've mentioned to Robyn is that SBCC has
a great program, Cypress College also has a great program.. I'm sure you're proud of your program ..With that being said..It does not give you the right
to down other programs on this site..Let individuals decide for themselves.
There are a number of programs out there..whether it's instructor led or online.. It sounds as though your program needs students..because it's government funded..and you know if you do not get enough students to fill the seats..you can lose funding..Your approach should be encouraging whether being negative and opinionated..I just like to share information with my fellow colleagues...Do you encourage students to join associations as well. It's not about just finding them a job...because this is a professional career and with great rewards for continued success...Let's make this a positive experience..Like for example let others on this site know about increasing their typing speed..or maybe give other tips about finding work.
Online classes are great for anyone that want to have the opportunity to be able to improve their lifestyle without dealing with traffic..Well anyhow if anyone want more information about this wonderful field..just email me at
clneal2363@yahoo.com.....GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE :)

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

WOW! Read my post. I was not trying to be intrusive nor was I attempting to act as If I know it all.

Most of the people on this thread need timely information that is factual and not watered down. If you want to speak with a six figure RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, MBA who will objectively discuss the demands of the profession, let me know. 99% of these people are no where near me so my advice is nothing but sincere.

I am quite proud of our school because we are placing students into jobs and giving them a foundation for their future. WE are the only school in California to receieve a 5 year accreditation from ACCET. We have also recieved many prestigious awards from State funded organizations.

I encourage you to pursue a career in this field but my comments were/are quite factual. Good luck and I do wish you the best.

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

clneal in Long Beach, California said: Robyn, do what's best for you..it's apparent that some people will give their opinion. just investigate the websites of the names I've given to
you. and I will email you with more info...Like I've said people will be
opinionated..so just check it out... www.sbcc.edu or AHIMA or AAPC. and for
Michael it seems as though he is very negative and opinionated..Oh yeah Michael from El Monte you've spelled from as form.

Why are you acting so immature? Simply because I discourage online training in this field? I am not opinionated, just experienced. YOU don't know what CPT stands for yet you are rendering quite a bit of advice.

YOU CALLED EVERYBODY ON THIS SITE NEGATIVE and said that the job-market in California is just peachy. YOU called AHIMA and AAPC an Accrediting Body. YOU ARE MAKING A FOOL out of yourself and I love it. Whats next?

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

just to share some valuable information...The info that I will be sharing is very informative and that decision will be strictly up to anyone if they are willing to investigate any said programs...
(Online) Santa Barbara City College(Health Information Management Program)
18 mo degree program): Santa Barbara City College

contact: Dr. Gwyer Schuyler

Questions?? email:hitcim@sbcc.edu

Cancer Information Management
Santa Barbara City College

Questions?? email: hitcim@sbcc.edu

* They also offer a Medical Coding Specialist Certificate*

* The Health Information Management & Cancer Information Management*
(18 mo programs) in which you graduate with a degree... in the meantime you will be able to sit for the CCA through AHIMA or the CPC through AAPC near the end of the program you will be able sit for the RHIA. I will be posting more information periodically... CPT,RBRVS,
HCPCS,ICD-9,Medical Necessity,DME, HIT,HIM,CIM,DRG,POS,just to name a few..
Welcome to my world and the world of Medical Coding and Health Information
Technology...CPT-Current Procedural Terminology..
FYI- SUGGESTED READINGS: FAYE BROWN ICD-9 2010
Advance Magazine: Magazine for all allied health professionals
www.advanceweb.com/him

ICD-10 will not be fully implented until 2013..Good Luck Everyone
email me @ clneal2363@yahoo.com

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clneal in Long Beach, California

56 months ago

Angel said: Hello sackmanlisa,
when I went to school, my school had a job placement program. So I was hired out of school through my externship. Sometimes it is hard finding a job out of school, but don't let that discourage you. If you're asking about the CPC exam its 5 and 1/2 hours lllllloooooonnnnnggggg! Oh my goodness. I was soooo glad it was over! The AAPC requires that you work for a year to sit for the exam to have CPC behind your name. If you take it fresh out of school you will get the CPC-A(apprentice) and the A will automatically come off once two years have passed. Anyway, there is 10 anatomy questions, case study questions, surgery questions, OB/GYN questions(not too many) and the lab questions concerning biopsies and believe it or not frozen sperm questions. These are the questions that were on my test. Each test is different. I've heard there are five versions of the test, so the person sitting next to you may or may not have the same test, but you're taking a test to attain the same credential. I used the stydt guide offered through the AAPC and passed the first time. Thank God. Some people didn't and had to re-take it. If this happens to you, try not to be discouraged. People that take it the second time usually pass. I was motivated by the fact that I paid out of my pocket and most peopkle were taking it on the company. That may be why they didn't pass the first ime. It's a hard test, Very burtal, I wouldn't dare sugar coat it or lie to you. But it's worth it becuase that credential allows me to get paid $16.00 an hour to have it. I do ER coding by the way. Hope this helps.

Thanks for the info everyone can have a win-win situation...CONGRATS!

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

Way to go! The CCS in long to and you have to pay each time you take it. Keep working and obtaining additional certs. You will be making alot more $$$$$ down the road.

Remember you are also part of a process of helping change peoples lives. STAY THIRSTY!

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josEva in La Mirada, California

56 months ago

Michael,if you don't mind me asking, which training establishment are you associated with?

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Michael Career Training in El Monte, California

56 months ago

Career College Consultants. We started out as a consulting firm trying to help Vocational schools/Colleges develop their Curriculum in the attempt to get them Accredited. We also provide career traing in the following fields: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding (CCS CPC Review) Vocational Nurse, Computer Repair and Networking, and Computer Office Management.

Stay thirsty my friend (my favorite commercial).

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josEva in La Mirada, California

56 months ago

I see, thanks! Ive just been hitting up tons of schools to see which is the best for me. So far the pretty decent one Ive came across is Casa Loma College. They claim to be "NOT" for profit, their tuition is a little up there, but they prepare you for certifications. You can go there for MA, and they help you with your CMA or RMA. The same with their Medical billing/coding course, they help you with the CPC, or CCS, one of those.

I was extremely interested in the Medical billing and Coding field, but sadly Everest College (where I went to back in July) has made me hate it. But I might just be regaining interest... who knows. I might have the urge to hit these books and wrestle this coding jargon.

I can now picture Michael in a sultry bar surrounded by flashy ladies downing a Dos Equis

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