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Updated 16 hours ago

Medical coders, do you enjoy your job? - 113 Replies

[QUOTE who="lbri in Saint George, Utah"]I am interested in learning more about coding. I have heard it described as “low key” and maybe they are...


Updated 9 days ago

ccs examination - 1636 Replies

[QUOTE who="madara2003 in Alabama"] Please stop saying it is very difficult. This discourages others that are thinking about attempting the exam. If...


Updated 12 days ago

Boom or bust? - 8 Replies

I got my CPC in 2004 but never got a job as a coder I am working for a hospital but again, nobody will give if you do not have experience. For me,...


Updated 13 days ago

Where do I start? - 214 Replies

try the ABHCP cert course


Updated 15 days ago

Any other age 50+ here starting a coding career? - 142 Replies

Just warned to add that your age is no problem. I went back into coding after 20 + years but I did billing for 15 years in between coding jobs. ...


Updated 16 days ago

Recommendations for self-study in coding? - 101 Replies

I d like to hear from more recent learners as I just signed up and am having difficulty getting timely replies I tried Ashworth and never heard...


Updated 18 days ago

Is Coding & Billing Being Outsourced Overseas? - 91 Replies

Outsourcing for slave labor. It's cheap.


Updated 19 days ago

I am kinda confused by what I need to do to become a billing and coding specialist, could someone help please? - 51 Replies

[QUOTE who="MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia"]Hello! I can relate to you since I also had many questions when I first started. AHIMA is not the...


Updated 20 days ago

Just passed my ccs certification. Now what? - 42 Replies

Hi there. I’ve been in the veterinary field for 15 years and I’m looking to switch to a career in coding. I took an intro class to make sure I like...


Updated 22 days ago

Can not find a job in RHIT field/Coding - 185 Replies

Spamming, Frank Cheney?

Frank Cheney

Updated 22 days ago

Need advice on medical billing/coding career - 367 Replies

go here for support:


Updated 25 days ago

No job for a new medical coder, because I don't have 2 years experience. - 83 Replies

[QUOTE who="Eliza Faris in Franklin, Indiana"]Hi Lorraine, You seem knowledgeable,don’t seem to be selling any particular certification program,...


Updated 28 days ago


[QUOTE who="km28 in Detroit, Michigan"]Could someone point me to the Latour book that's mentioned in the comments? Is Health Information Management:...


Career Advice

Good Morning All, I have been tossing the idea of getting into the medical field around for 25+ years. I had an aunt that was offering guidance,...


Career Advice

Good Morning All, I have been tossing the idea of getting into the medical field around for 25+ years. I had an aunt that was offering guidance,...


Updated 1 month ago

US Career Institute - 12 Replies

I feel like there is a lot of confusion/ misinformation on this board about accreditation for medical coding programs. You can verify on the AHIMA or...


Updated 1 month ago

need advice please - RHIT exam - 2841 Replies

[QUOTE who="Hillary in Livonia, Michigan"]Would you mind emailing me notes if you still have them ( Thanks!![/QUOTE] I...


Updated 1 month ago

How do I get started in Utilization Review? - 2 Replies

If you are both still looking, try health insurance companies. When I was at Wellpoint, they had RN in UR that worked from home. Most usually do and...


Updated 1 month ago

Billing and coding: degree or certification?? - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="Angela in Surprise, Arizona"]I have experience in the medical coding and billing . However since I've been away from that type of work...


Updated 1 month ago

Preparing for Medical Coding Test...CCA - 6 Replies

Hello i did the exam twice the second time my score was 299 of 300 i was so upset .I need tips advice.I don't know what to do?? Because i was so sure...


entry level

Can someone give ideas of entry level positions one could attain to get a start? Lets face it, they aren't hiring new people. How can we work our...


Updated 1 month ago

Registered Medical Coder - 13 Replies

is the RMC equivalent to the cca, cpc, or ccs, I about to purchased


Updated 1 month ago

Is AAPC worth the money? Please help! - 56 Replies

[QUOTE who="Cheryl in Glendale, Arizona"]I have a question, i need advise. Ive received a diploma in billing and coding back in 2010 and worked for...


Updated 2 months ago

I give up - 4 Replies

Youre probably more prepared than you think. Its like taking an exam in uni. You feel unprepared when you start, but as you progress through the test...


Medical Billing and Coding/Medical Assistant

Hi my name is Mel and I am currently looking for schools with Medical Billing and Coding programs. I want to make sure the choice I make is the right...


Updated 2 months ago

New Graduate with no where to turn............... - 61 Replies

Hello everyone, please I need advice how to find my first medical coding job, I got my CCS certificate through AHIMA and I still applying for jobs...


Updated 2 months ago

Is there a difference between a Coding Certification and an Associate Degree in Coding? - 14 Replies

I'm trying to decide to see if to open a billing and coding business would I need degree or just a certificationd .

Learn Medical Coding

Updated 2 months ago

Medical coding help - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="snowwhite129 in Peoria, Arizona"]Hi everyone! I currently am thinking of getting certified as a medical coder and biller but need advice....


Updated 2 months ago

AHIMA's Exams - No Educational Requirements! - 476 Replies

[QUOTE who="kmaddox0261 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma"]Hello all. I am wanting to get my certification in Hospital in & out patient. I have been told...


Updated 2 months ago

Career Step vs. Penn Foster for training - 20 Replies

[QUOTE who="Smiley"]Hi all- If anyone is interested in or thinking about signing up for the Careerstep program, I have a discount for 10% off. If...


Updated 2 months ago

Advice from RN medical coders - 189 Replies

I'm a nurse and work in clinical documentation, which a) allows remote work (eventually, when certified) and b) allows you to sit for the coding exam...


Updated 3 months ago

Employers -- How do you look at degrees from Devry, University of Phoenix, and other similar schools? - 49 Replies

[QUOTE who="joey66215 in Gulfport, Mississippi"]Folks tell me what school is not for profit? Go in and ask to take a free class.. Every school wants...


Updated 3 months ago

CCA exam - 1615 Replies

Here is a link to a helpful book on Amazon. It's only $39.99.


Updated 3 months ago

I just took the CCA thru AHIMA - 81 Replies

Hey guys probably its been long since you guys have replied to this forum but I just hope someone can answer my question and its regards the AHIMA ....


Updated 3 months ago

B.S. in HIM and RHIA Certifiication but can't get a job - 49 Replies

[QUOTE who="Seemaab in Chicago, Illinois"]Hi I should be starting the B.S. in HIM at UIC in Fall 2015. Really have no one to consult and would love...


Updated 3 months ago

Medical coding a good career? - 13 Replies

[QUOTE who="angel3 in Phoenix, Arizona"]I'm a hairstylist who's trying to move to the medical field, tired of working at hair salons for 8-9 straight...


Updated 3 months ago

Already have a college degree. But getting Coding Certificate. What does that make me? - 33 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ashley in Ottawa, Ontario"]Misdemeanor no, as long as it was something like a missed stop sign.[/QUOTE] made in error sorry


Updated 4 months ago

Possible career change to RHIA-need advice!! - 209 Replies

This isn't the right place to preach about Jesus but congrats on your job.

Raven L

Updated 4 months ago

Need Advice Regarding RHIT/RHIA Education - 372 Replies

[QUOTE who="student in Franklin, Ohio"]The online program isn't accredited by CAHIIM. You won't be able to sit for the RHIT exam unless its...


Job availability for HIM?

I am considering going for an associate's degree in Health Information Management. I have read on these forums about how coding jobs are very hard to...


Updated 4 months ago

Entry level remote coding jobs - 1 Reply

Was that reply from a new expected Coder Desiree with no medical background? I am a retired bedside RN with 55yrs experience, which should not...

Mrs Swinson in Wingate, North Carolina

Updated 4 months ago

Coding Jobs without Experience - 158 Replies

I was looking into several Medical Coding schools but I wanted to know if I could get a job without having any experience. The problem I am having...

Coder in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

The Andrews School - Medical Coding - 105 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...

krb212 in New York, New York

Updated 4 months ago

What's the best way to enter this field? - 15 Replies

I have been thinking about entering the Medical coding and/or billing world and have some questions. First do most people do both billing and coding...

Theresa1987 in Oklahoma

Looking for classes to add while studying for my CAS.

I only have one more semester after this one until I'm ready to take my CCS exam. I take classes at my community college, and last semester I had...

DLC0407 in Tampa, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

Medical Coder Work Environment - 152 Replies

Hi everyone and anyone Just was wondering what the office environment is like for a medical coder. I know you sit in front of the computer all...

Donna Holl in Phoenix, Arizona

Need help please! 10 questions to ask a medical coder

I am in the middle of completing a 2-year degree in Medical Billing and Coding. For one of my class assignments, I need to as a coder 10 general...

Cheryl M. in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 4 months ago

Just obtained CPC-A - 7 Replies

I passed my exam late December, and have been submitting applications in my area, but so far no luck. Is there anyone from my area that knows of a...

Susan in Stuart, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

National Center for Competency Testing - 88 Replies

Hi Everyone! I graduated in Dec 07 from Westwood College recieving a diploma in Medical Billing and Coding. When we took our certification exam...

WithluvFromTee in Houston, Texas

Using Self Study to pass the CPC exam

Has anyone used only study materials such as AAPC's Official CPC® Certification Study guide, youtube videos or other references to pass the test. I...

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