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Is it going to be impossible to get a position in less than two years?

Hello all, I started my program for Medical Coding a few weeks ago. I love it so far. I have been studying very hard and have even left my old job...

HIM Professional

Updated 1 day ago

need advice please - RHIT exam - 2700 Replies

Has anyone checked into working on the carrier side with an insurance company or even a TPA (third party admin). Carriers need coders with...


Updated 2 days ago

Employers -- How do you look at degrees from Devry, University of Phoenix, and other similar schools? - 18 Replies

I knew an accounting "professor" who taught (or, perhaps, still teaches) at a diploma mill college in the Bronx. I noticed he was visibly agitated...


Updated 3 days ago

ccs examination - 1553 Replies

[QUOTE who="dsmith in Albuquerque, New Mexico"]I do not know if each exam is different, but I only encounter 1 question in reference to MS-DRGs. ...


Updated 3 days ago

Medical coders, do you enjoy your job? - 103 Replies

[QUOTE who="Amazed in Snowflake, Arizona"]I really do hate this work. Was in the medical field many years. Then became an instructor in billing and...


Updated 3 days ago

Recommendations for self-study in coding? - 75 Replies



Updated 4 days ago

Advice from RN medical coders - 140 Replies

nursing experience and a healthcare administration degree is required.


Updated 5 days ago

How do you look at fake diploma certificates? - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="fighting2016 in Phoenix, Arizona"]How do you view the status quo to buy fake qualifications it?[/QUOTE] A person who gets a fake...


Updated 7 days ago

Work at home coding jobs - 90 Replies

[QUOTE who="mzmica39 in Bronx, New York"]I recently took the CPC exam about 2 years ago and I missed by 3 points. Very upset and hurt. I hope the 3rd...


Updated 11 days ago

Can not find a job in RHIT field/Coding - 144 Replies

[QUOTE who="frozenbunny in Jonesborough, Tennessee"]15 months of looking now. I am now giving up on this field and will try to find something else....

lasia1 john

Updated 15 days ago


[QUOTE who="coder1 in Youngstown, Ohio"]Here is 180 mock exam questions separated by domain too on Amazon:[/QUOTE] Thank you, did...


not ready for certification

I'm not ready to become certified just yet but I will receive my AAS in HIT . what entry job can I apply for closer to my degree?


Updated 20 days ago

Medical Coding Mentor - 2 Replies

I finish at Virginia College in Medical Billing and coding. No luck finding a job. Several student have not find a job as well. Is this career a high...


Updated 27 days ago

AHIMA's Exams - No Educational Requirements! - 459 Replies

[QUOTE who="Still Moe in San Francisco, California"]Thanks for the reply! So what would you recommend then? I'm new to the field altogether. I...


Updated 27 days ago

Career Step vs. Penn Foster for training - 7 Replies

Hello Kay, Many employers are hiring now as there is a shortage of coders who know the new ICD 10 codes. I don't know of any statistics, but I...


Updated 1 month ago

B.S. in HIM and RHIA Certifiication but can't get a job - 43 Replies

I currently work as an intake coordinator in a behavioral health clinic. I have a bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in health sciences. If I do...


Updated 1 month ago

Is AAPC worth the money? Please help! - 13 Replies

I have been searching for information on medical coding, the information is overwhelming. The two online schools I'm looking into is Careerstep or...


Updated 1 month ago

Coding Jobs without Experience - 140 Replies

[QUOTE who="lthornton@*****.*** in El Dorado Hills, California"]The first thing I want to tell you don't give up! There has never been an...

Kyle ODonnell

Is your Hospital sending your Protected Health Information to India and Philippines for purpose of billing your visits?

Did you know when a Hospital contract overseas companies they are sending your Medical Records to India and Philippines? Your Protected Health...


Updated 1 month ago

Medical Coder Work Environment - 151 Replies

[QUOTE who="Lorraine W. in Connersville, Indiana"]It depends upon the facility. Most hospitals stick to the 'casual office attire' policy: no...


Updated 1 month ago

medical assistant vs medical coding & billing - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dorothy in Wheaton, Illinois"]I am working through the Career Step program right now and I think it is one of the best choices out there....


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Updated 1 month ago

New Graduate with no where to turn............... - 58 Replies

[QUOTE who="Madara in Tempe, Arizona"]I still haven't heard back from AHIMA. I applied around august of this year. I Finally landed an interview for...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 2 months ago

Robots - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="kansas in Houston, Texas"]so, how long before we are completely replaced by robots ?[/QUOTE] Not long. Read "The Rise of the Robots"...

mjmj in Midlothian, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

coding proficiency test - 2 Replies

Does anyone know what to expect when interviewing for an outpatient coder position. What kind of test do they give? This will be my first interview

KBMB in Blythewood, South Carolina

College? Certified? Please help!

I've been reading the forums for a bit and I'm confused. Should I even go back to college to get an associate in Medical Billing and Coding or...

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

No job for a new medical coder, because I don't have 2 years experience. - 69 Replies

The Catch-22, no experience, no job. How can I get the experience? RHIT CCS Will it do me any good to get these, or should I give up?


Medical Billing and Coding Career advice

I am really interested in starting a career in billing and coding.. and i'm wanting to complete a certificate but when i look job openings in my area...

Sunny Shines in Flushing, New York

Health Information Technology

Is there a high unemployment rate for HIT? I'm thinking about studying to get certified. It seems to be very competitive for jobs and I'm worried I...

Joe Earl in Raleigh, North Carolina

Updated 3 months ago

Help! Grad. with B.S. degree eager to work in Healthcare! Master's in HIM or Health Administration? RHIT or CCS? - 18 Replies

Hello Everyone, I am a graduate of May 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and would like to work in healthcare. However, I am...

Paul59 in Springfield, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Need advice on medical billing/coding career - 293 Replies

1. I'm 50+ yrs old and virtually no medical background - does it make sense for me to even begin training for medical billing/coding? (would...

Mimi in Brockton, Massachusetts

Updated 3 months ago

I have a question........ - 4 Replies

Is the CCA the same as CBCS (Certified Billing & Coding specialist?

Sarah in Carol Stream, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Need Advice Regarding RHIT/RHIA Education - 365 Replies

My goal is to return to work after being a stay at home mom. I am 50 something and my husband of 25 years wants a divorce. I reside in a NYC suburb....

kacied422 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Student coding question

Can anyone help me on a coding question that im struggling with? How would you code the following.......Severe first degree sunburn of face, and...

Carleigh in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 3 months ago

Medical Billing/Coding Training? - 1 Reply

A medical professional friend of mine is opening her own practice and would like for me to train to be her practice manager. She would like for me to...

ElsieF in Midlothian, Virginia

RHIA Exam Prep

Has anyone used the AHIMA online prep series to prepare for the RHIA exam? If so, what did you think?

Michelle78 in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

Already have a college degree. But getting Coding Certificate. What does that make me? - 29 Replies

Hello All! I am a college graduate, I have a Bachlor's of English. I'm currently in AHIMA's online Coding Basics Certificate Program. So my...

uncertain in Ocala, Florida

Has anyone heard of

I got a possible job lead from this company but I can't find ANYTHING online about them so I'm worried it could be a scam. Just wondering if anyone...

@GregHawkesMDACC in Houston, Texas

MD Anderson Looking for Coders

I saw a few posts on the board about looking for Coding jobs. We are hiring for coders here at MD Anderson (in Houston). I actually have a...

newcoder907 in Anchorage, Alaska

Updated 4 months ago

Medical Coding vs Coding/Billing - 9 Replies

Just staring out as a new CPC coder thru AAPC. Going through the job search is seems like most places want a coder/biller. Is this a typical entry...

admo in Apo

Needing to Interview Individuals in HIM (RHIT/RHIA)

Hello! I am a student and I am needing to interview 2 individuals (at least one has to be RHIT/RHIA) for my HIM class. I have 11 questions and have...

jslinfla2 in Delray Beach, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

Deafness and Nursing - 1 Reply

Hello, my name is Marnie and I have recently lost so much of my hearing that I can no longer function as a Registered Nurse(charge 23 years). I am...

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

Is there a difference between a Coding Certification and an Associate Degree in Coding? - 6 Replies

Greetings INDEED Forum People!!!! I have been going thru what seems like a ton of online schools trying to figure out which course will be best...

Michelle78 in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

Best online school? - 3 Replies

I am looking at Andrews - looks very promising but any others anyone can recommend? Some seem a little scammy and looking for "best online medical...

PMRNC in Plattsburgh, New York

Updated 5 months ago

Medical Coding - Online Schools like Allied? - 185 Replies

Has anyone done their medical coding education completely online? Does anyone have any experience with And have you been able...

Steve in Victorville, California

Has anyone taken ABHCP Medical Billing and Coding Exam (M35)?

Currently studying for this exam, wondering if anyone took it and can tell me what I can expect?

hannahfromga in Tifton, Georgia

HIM degree vs. CPC only

Hello to all! I'm seeking advice. A while back I completeld a coding certification program but have yet to take my CPC exam. If I enrolled in a HIM...

Allen Kniep in Duluth, Minnesota

Updated 5 months ago

Jobs/Careers for "RHIA" professionals ? - 22 Replies

I am interested in majoring in B.S. Health Information Management & M.S. Informatics. I also want to take the "RHIA" licensing exam afterwards. But,...

mop in Seattle, Washington

Updated 5 months ago

remote coder from outside the states - 2 Replies

Hello! I'm thinking to go back to Japan due to my family emergency. I am wondering if there are companies who accept to work from outside of the...

Amanda in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Updated 5 months ago

First coding job interview - 2 Replies

Hello all, Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I have an Associates in Applied Science and am an RHIT. Currently, I do billing for a...

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