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Updated 8 hours ago

need advice please - RHIT exam - 1922 Replies

Oh I forgot to mention that at the interview yesterday that the coding manager said she had 5 medical coding positions to fill by next month so it's...


Updated 4 days ago

Medical coders, do you enjoy your job? - 80 Replies

[QUOTE who="lynn64 in Michigan"]I am also considering a career change after being a dental hygienist for 20 years. I know of one community college...


Updated 7 days ago

Good degree in Medical Billing and Coding - 1 Reply

I would go for a Health Information Technology degree, that will give you some coding but it will also get your foot in the door. Due to the high job...


Updated 7 days ago


I am taking my exam on Dec 23. Can anyone send an extra study material and suggest any other sources for studying along with the AHIMA study guide.


Updated 8 days ago

Recommendations for self-study in coding? - 22 Replies

[QUOTE who="newatcoding09 in Deerfield Beach, Florida"]hi folks, I too am interested in self study because I don't want to waste money on...


Updated 11 days ago

Need advice on medical billing/coding career - 161 Replies

[QUOTE who="tammy in Wylie, Texas"]I'm going to take the online course through, when I'm able to pay for the course.[/QUOTE] Hi....


Registering for Next Semester.. Need advice

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...


Updated 14 days ago

ccs examination - 1204 Replies

[QUOTE who=" in Brooklyn, New York"]Hello there, If it's not too late I would be very grateful if you could kindly send me a...

Coder 777

Updated 14 days ago

Employability of HIT associates degree graduates - 25 Replies

Anyone interested in the Health Information Management should invest in at least an A.S in H.I.T then go for the CCS thru AHIMA. Volunteer in...


Updated 14 days ago

Coding Jobs without Experience - 120 Replies

Ken in Mount Pleasant, I live in Georgetown, SC and I was wondering where can I find an intership for experience at for me I have my associates in...

Naghia Di

Updated 15 days ago

Remote coding jobs....don't bother - 248 Replies

[QUOTE who="oilybabie in Lillington, North Carolina"]Seems to me while everyone is up in arms over the way billing and coding is headed that the...


Updated 15 days ago

Review of CPC Coding Certification Blitz - 32 Replies

Just stopped back in to say that I passed my CPC exam on the first try with an 84. I have NO doubt that the notes in my CPT book (which were copied...


Updated 17 days ago

Medical Coding and Billing - 1 Reply

It's very good if you can get your foot in the door. Having little experience is not going to get you a coding job I am sorry to say. They usually...


Updated 18 days ago

Experience vs. Certifications - 17 Replies

i can tell you now because i did research for many months....DEVRY is the only school online that offers the CAHIIM accredited program. unless you...


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

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...


Updated 25 days ago

AHIMA's Exams - No Educational Requirements! - 473 Replies

[QUOTE who="coder123 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"]I took the CCS test this past Friday March 14th and I am happy to say I passed the exam! I also...


Updated 25 days ago

2014 CPT BOOK - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who=" in Tacoma, Washington"]Hello, I was wondering if anyone has a 2014 CPT Professional Edition they would like to sell?...


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...


Updated 29 days ago

The future of medical coding - 37 Replies

I signed up for billing/coding at Ashworth College (formerly PCDI). I took a previous program with them for medical assisting. They offer online...


Updated 29 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="EKane in Chicago, Illinois"]Hi, Devry is Caahim accredited. Our HIT program prepares you to sit for your RHIT certification and is listed...


RHIT Accreditation

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


Updated 1 month ago

B.S. in HIM and RHIA Certifiication but can't get a job - 32 Replies

[QUOTE who="Health Ally in East Peoria, Illinois"]What is the difference between informatics and nursing informatics? From what I've seen informatics...


Updated 1 month ago

Jobs/Careers for "RHIA" professionals ? - 20 Replies

- Revenue Cycle Director - Business Intelligence jobs - Clinical Documentation Improvement jobs - Quality Assurance / Quality Improvement...


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...


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...


Updated 1 month ago

Where do I start? - 62 Replies

Hi everyone, I am currently in my last year of the HIT program at a local community college and I just finished the coding clinical at a local...


Updated 1 month ago

Need Advice Regarding RHIT/RHIA Education - 384 Replies

[QUOTE who="MissyKMeb in Norcross, Georgia"]Thanks for the confidence boosts. I'm trying to stay focused but it's no joke that this field is hard to...


Updated 1 month ago

medical assistant vs medical coding & billing - 6 Replies

I am considering taking courses for a certification in medical billing. I am an occupational therapy assistant, and I have a bachelors in...


Updated 2 months ago

Can not find a job in RHIT field/Coding - 43 Replies

[QUOTE who="L123 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin"]I really need advice, I graduated from the HIT program and got my RHIT. I have such a hard time finding a...


Updated 2 months ago

CCA exam - 1667 Replies

Hello all! I just took my CCA and passed. I study diligently for three weeks prior to the test but I attend Concorde for the Medical and Billing...

zimed code

Updated 2 months ago

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

Hi nikishere you have asked a exact question in this forum Actually whether you are taking a class or not is up to your wish and up to your mindset,...


Coding online school opinion needed

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


Updated 2 months ago

The Andrews School - Medical Coding - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="JJ2014 in Pensacola, Florida"]How is it going in Andrews School? I am seriously considering signing up for the coding course myself and...


Updated 2 months ago

coding remotely outside US - 1 Reply

Hello, I'm wondering if you ever found a company who allows remote coding outside of the US? I'm in the same boat right now. Thanks!

Sam D.

Updated 2 months ago

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

I'm over in Bolingbrook and was interested in maybe going to Joliet Junior College for this but I make 13.50 an hour now and the site lists 16.50 as...

Mary P

Updated 2 months ago

Health information technology program - 2 Replies

Would like some advice on starting an online RHIT program at my age of 49 and still having to work 40hrs a week. Just a bit a background as to why I...

Jen Hetrick

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...


Updated 2 months ago

Is Going To College For HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN Worth It? - 16 Replies

Employers value credentials. A recent American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) survey found that employers in the health care field...


Updated 2 months ago

Should I start in Inpatient, Outpatient or Surgery Coding? - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="Evelina in Palos Park, Illinois"]May I ask you where did you go to school for coding?I am in Illinois and not sure if it is worth it to...


Updated 3 months ago

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


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...


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 3 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...

Vanessa in Evansville, Indiana

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? - 15 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...

Connie Elandt in Waupaca, Wisconsin

Updated 3 months ago

Coding books for sale - 1 Reply

I have a complete set of Medical Coding books for sale cheaper than Amazon. Buy all together and save! Included: 2011 ICD-0-CM For Hospitals (Carol...

HIMhopeful in Newark, Delaware

Updated 3 months ago

RHIA with internship OR Master's with RHIA but no internship? - 1 Reply

Hello, My background: BA in chemistry from an accredited university. Certified pharmacy technician with retail experience, currently working in a...

momof5sobusy in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

The CCA exam - 3 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...

Evelina in Palos Park, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

No job for a new medical coder, because I don't have 2 years experience. - 54 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?

TealSky in Chicago, Illinois

Advice on career change to HIM!

I recently graduated with a degree in finance, but decided that I would like to enter into the HIM field instead. I've researched some...

momof5sobusy in San Antonio, Texas

Ahima Coding Basics Program Completion time

I was just curious if anyone here has went through the AHIMA Coding Basics program, and if so how long did it take you to complete? I know it gives...

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