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Updated 17 hours 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....


Updated 2 days ago

Coding Jobs without Experience - 139 Replies

[QUOTE who="Kim in Brewster, Massachusetts"]Hi I just graduated from the local Community College with the medical billing and coding certificate. I...


Updated 4 days ago

Career Step vs. Penn Foster for training - 5 Replies

Online schools like Penn Foster are schools that maintain various types of career courses. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but if you are looking...


Updated 4 days ago

Recommendations for self-study in coding? - 70 Replies

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Updated 7 days ago

B.S. in HIM and RHIA Certifiication but can't get a job - 37 Replies

[QUOTE who="dboyz0123 in Youngstown, Ohio"]In what ways was an OT challenging? If you can nail out the pre-reqs and if your OT school is not really...


Updated 8 days ago

Is AAPC worth the money? Please help! - 12 Replies

Well, from personal experience, AAPC is a complete joke. I work as a medical biller, and I was looking for ICD-10-CM education. I did finish the...


Updated 8 days 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...


Updated 9 days ago

need advice please - RHIT exam - 2674 Replies

I just took my RHIT and failed 288 was my score. Feel pretty sad. My experience and material I used was the AHIMA prep book and I even went and...


Updated 12 days ago

Can not find a job in RHIT field/Coding - 133 Replies

[QUOTE who="Career change in need in Marshfield, Massachusetts"]I'm seeing a lot of mixed reviews about going into medical coding. I feel like there...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 16 days 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"...


Updated 21 days ago

Advice from RN medical coders - 136 Replies

[QUOTE who="melissakramer in San Antonio, Texas"]I am a recruiter with United Health Group. I have openings for RN Clinical Coding Consultants in San...


Updated 22 days ago


I took my RHIA exam earlier today and unfortunately I failed by 7 points. I studied using the JB Review and the AHIMA prep books. There were...

mjmj in Midlothian, Illinois

Updated 1 month 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...

khebron in Houston, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

ccs examination - 1542 Replies

How can I successfully pass CCS exam without having any experience in coding? Will studying on my own bring any success?

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 1 month 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?

Paul59 in Springfield, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

Medical coders, do you enjoy your job? - 99 Replies

I am thinking about looking into being a medical coder or a health information specialist. I've been on these forums for a couple of days now and it...


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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

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

Susan Bailey, RHIT in Reno, Nevada

Updated 2 months ago

AHIMA's Exams - No Educational Requirements! - 453 Replies

I just read in Ahima's fine print: "The CCA exam is not linked to any formal education or training in coding." All you need is a high school...

Sarah in Carol Stream, Illinois

Updated 2 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...

Ms Doppelganger in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 2 months ago

Employers -- How do you look at degrees from Devry, University of Phoenix, and other similar schools? - 15 Replies

Employers -- How do you look at degrees from Devry, University of Phoenix, and other similar schools? I am wondering how employers look at these...

Carleigh in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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...

Stephanie.lomo@*****.*** in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Updated 4 months ago

CCA exam - 1613 Replies

I am scheduled to take my CCA exam from AHIMA in two weeks. If anyone has taken this certification or any similiar certifications, Can you please...

Trying to Help in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 4 months ago

Males in Medical Coding - 1 Reply

I am a male and I am wondering about being a male in the medical coding/billing field. All I see everywhere (AAPC meetings, forums, my classes) are...

nik-nik in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 4 months ago

The Andrews School - Medical Coding - 55 Replies

I'd like to hear from students of this online program for medical coding. They are not accredited by AHIMA but claim they prepare you for their CCS...

Coder1 in Warren, Ohio

Updated 4 months ago

We LOVE Training RN's and other Clinical Professionals in Medical Coding - 4 Replies

Compliant Coding Systems, with its staff of Medical Coders, RN's, and MD provides the highest quality training with total support and resources and...

Coder1 in Warren, Ohio

Updated 4 months ago

Local chapters - 1 Reply

Hi, I recently decided to pick up medical billing and coding and I will start at Devry in July but I may not go through with it because of the cost I...

Coder1 in Warren, Ohio

Updated 4 months ago

Where do I start? - 138 Replies

I've been a massage therapist for over a decade and am wanting to supplement my income with medical coding/billing. Where do I start? Is there a...

AriAstro in Tucson, Arizona

Need help!

Hello! I'm going through an agency that will help me with paying for my medical coding training. It's called Arizona Workforce. I'm a recent single...

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