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Updated 9 hours ago

ccs examination - 1215 Replies

jraetucker in Russellville, Arkansas said: I have AMAZING notes for the ICD-9 CCS exam. I took the test on March 13 and passed with a 388. These...


Updated 10 hours ago

Advice from RN medical coders - 25 Replies

I am an RN with my BSN looking for an accredited school for RN Coding ICD 10 Specialist etc. My primary goal is to be able to work from home as I...


Updated 1 day ago

Review of CPC Coding Certification Blitz - 40 Replies

Dee099, I did not have to take a separate anatomy course because I was previously a medical transcriptionist and already knew anatomy. The reason I...


Updated 1 day ago

Where do I start? - 75 Replies

[QUOTE who="Nattie in Azle, Texas"]Hi everyone, I am currently in my last year of the HIT program at a local community college and I just finished...


Updated 2 days ago

need advice please - RHIT exam - 1943 Replies

hi i was wondering if theres company hiring part time while currently studying medical coding online so is there any training too? i guess i need to...


Updated 3 days ago

Need Advice Regarding RHIT/RHIA Education - 385 Replies

[QUOTE who="MissyKMeb in Norcross, Georgia"]Hello to all, HIM will be hopefully a 2nd career for me. but at 59, I'm thinking that perhaps I'm too...


Updated 4 days ago

Recommendations for self-study in coding? - 31 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ashley in Homestead, Florida"]Hello I went to school for medical billing and coding and even did my externship but since then i have...


Updated 5 days ago

Coding Jobs without Experience - 129 Replies

Janet, Career Step is great because they recognize the difficulty new grads are having getting jobs without experience and are taking steps help...


Updated 5 days ago

Medical coding a good career? - 10 Replies

I can't believe in this economy, with all of the competition to find a job, anyone would be telling others how great it is and to go into it. These...


Updated 6 days ago


Hi, Please add me for any RHIA Study groups. Thank's


Medical Coding Mentor

Does anyone know how to go about finding a mentor in this field? My school recently contacted me asking if I wanted to join their mentor program, I...

Liz Otto

Updated 7 days ago

Took the CCS P exam today and failed by just 1 point!!!! - 10 Replies

[QUOTE who="dana in Barrington, Illinois"]I am so upset and disappointed. I have no work experience. This is my first try. Should I reatke this exam...


Updated 8 days ago

US Career Institute - 3 Replies

I meant to say If you did go and if you DIDNT get a job, did you get your money back like they promise** sorry


Updated 8 days ago

Need advice on medical billing/coding career - 164 Replies

[QUOTE who="Shawn Maguire in Stockton, California"]First of all congradulations on your decision on a career goal. I myself have just decided to go...


Updated 14 days ago

Do I need my RHIT credentials in order to get a job in medical billing - 45 Replies

There was a comment about avoiding online HIT programs due to the quality and I find this blanket comment to be absolutely false. I did my...


CPC-H or CCS coder

Can an CCA coder sit for the CPC-H exam? Is this exam harder than the CCS exam?


Updated 18 days ago

I'm going into medical coding from dental hygiene, any advice on becoming a coder? - 20 Replies

[QUOTE who="valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah"]The thing to remember about this field is that most people who have recently been laid off or are...


Updated 20 days ago


i need some help in codeing this case so that i can cross reference with what i have done to see if i am the right track

Natasha Simpson

Updated 20 days ago

Coding online school opinion needed - 2 Replies

Hi, You can definitely be successful in coding. You should have a sound knowledge in anatomy and physiology, but if you are going to get a...


Updated 21 days ago

CCA exam - 1668 Replies

Is the libman education exam prep worth purchasing


Updated 21 days ago

The Andrews School - Medical Coding - 7 Replies

I am working through the Career Step program right now and I think it is one of the best choices out there. Their Medical Billing and Coding program...


Updated 21 days ago

medical assistant vs medical coding & billing - 7 Replies

I am working through the Career Step program right now and I think it is one of the best choices out there. Their Medical Billing and Coding program...


Updated 23 days ago

Inpatient Coding - 25 Replies

Would you please email me this document


Medical Coding Salary

Hi there I would like to know from people who are actively medical coding especially remote what is the average coding salary ? For those with less...


Updated 25 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="Misty Young in Indianapolis, Indiana"]I am also taking an online Coding program through CareerStep. So much to learn! My ultimate goal is...


CPC Blitz Videos

Has anyone used the Blitz videos before taking their CPC exam? What did you think? They are expensive. Is it worth it and if yes,...

Johnny Bulky

Updated 1 month ago

Employers -- How do you look at degrees from Devry, University of Phoenix, and other similar schools? - 47 Replies

II would like to offer readers the benefit of having over 10 years-experience with Online education as an Instructor and Course Designer. Anyone who...


Medical Coders Position

What does a position like medical billing and coding entails of because I am trying to get a job doing that. I have a certificate in Medical...


Questions about the field and anyone know anything about Andrew's School?

First, I will ask about The Andrews School, as this is where I will likely be getting my training. I know for medical transcription they seem to be...


Updated 1 month ago

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

Hello fellow RHIT's, Any luck finding employment in the field?


Changing CCA certificate to CPC-H Certificate

To get certification as CPC-H, do you have to be or work as CPC coder first? I've being a CCA coder for about 2 year I want to move up, but not yet...


CCS exam

From my networking I have found that I can take my CCS instead of my CCA being that I have 2.5 years of coding experience and have a degree in...


Updated 1 month ago

passing ccs-p and ccs without coding experience - 2 Replies

Wow, that is great. I always thought that you have to have the detailed experience that AHIMA says you have to. I have outpatient coding experience...


Would like to get CCS Certification

I graduated school for Medical Billing and Coding in 2005, I wasn't able to complete the exam due to life circumstances. I'm really desiring to get...


Updated 1 month ago

Where should I start? - 2 Replies

Try to gain experience as a Biller first or something in the HIT field because it's going to be tough getting your foot in the door. I would try to...


Updated 1 month ago


A 26-year-old female presented to the Emergency Department with complaint of severe headaches of 16-hour duration. A detailed history...


Updated 1 month ago

Help! Grad. with B.S. degree eager to work in Healthcare! Master's in HIM or Health Administration? RHIT or CCS? - 16 Replies

I have Bachelor's in Health Services Administration. I've been trying to find work in healthcare since I graduated in 2009. I apply for entry level...


Updated 2 months ago

Registering for Next Semester.. Need advice - 1 Reply

Hello, I too am in the same program but of course in a different state:) I would not recommend taking the CM and PCS classes at the same time....


Updated 2 months 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...

Coder 777

Updated 2 months 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...

Naghia Di

Updated 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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...


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 3 months 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...

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