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Updated 1 day ago

Coding and productivity? - 4 Replies

Hi Michelle, I just want to tell you if you are seriously thinking of going into the medical coding field, be prepared to be able to meet the 100%...


Updated 3 days ago

Advice from RN medical coders - 190 Replies

Hi I might not sure i fit into this discussion. But I'm a medical Biller and collecter with 4 years of experience and I'm debating if I should work...


Updated 3 days ago

Employers -- How do you look at degrees from Devry, University of Phoenix, and other similar schools? - 58 Replies

[QUOTE who="CCSCPC in Spring Hill, Florida"]Career Step IS a self-study online coding school. It teaches with PowerPoint-like online...


Updated 4 days ago

Is AAPC worth the money? Please help! - 60 Replies

I just finished taking the AAPC course with a private teacher and I passed the CPC test the first time,BUT let me say that the test was extremely...


Updated 5 days ago

ccs examination - 1637 Replies

[QUOTE who="lonisherbutt in Port Huron, Michigan"]I passed the CCS exam today on my first try with a score of 335. I have absolutely no coding...


Updated 8 days ago

Is Going To College For HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN Worth It? - 26 Replies

To the comment of short Billing and coding programs are not worth it, or not learning enough info or something to that fact is incorrect I did a...


Updated 17 days ago

Recommendations for self-study in coding? - 104 Replies

[QUOTE who="Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois"]Hello, I finished my program in 2015, around the time of the ICD-10 code switch, and was able to find a...


Updated 19 days ago

The Andrews School - Medical Coding - 107 Replies

[QUOTE who="RosieC in Texas"]Some of these posts claim the students have one on one help from the instructors, I did not. I had to wait three (3)...


Updated 25 days ago

tumor registry question - 8 Replies

Hi all, Not sure this is the right place. I just graduated with my AAS in HIT, I am sitting for the RHIT exam in December. I have always been...

MBECKY1517 in Phoenix, Arizona

Any tips on not getting sued?

I’m learning about audits and penalties and I’m just getting a little nervous about choosing this field. Wondering how likely will this happen to me?


Coding Certification Org

Just wondering if anyone has taken the physician based medical coding course through CCO. I am interested in it but cant find any testimonials from...

beautifulpre in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 1 month ago

Medical coders, do you enjoy your job? - 117 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...

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

No job for a new medical coder, because I don't have 2 years experience. - 86 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?

Lanna in Tennessee

Updated 1 month ago

need advice please - RHIT exam - 2842 Replies

I graduated from college in 2005 in health information technology and due to family problems, I had to put aside taking the RHIT exam. Now, 2 1/2...

Madara2003 in Chandler, Arizona

Updated 1 month ago


I graduated 4 years ago and I just found the importance in getting my RHIA.I took the exam already a did not pass. Im not sure what I can do to pass...

kworl in Omaha, Nebraska

Updated 1 month ago

remote coder from outside the states - 3 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...


Updated 1 month ago

AHIMA's Exams - No Educational Requirements! - 479 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...

Phinoy in Wildomar, California

Updated 2 months ago

Billing and coding: degree or certification?? - 6 Replies

I'm a certified medical assistant but I want to do billing and coding. I'm scouring the Internet for classes at the moment. My only option is online...

Phinoy in Wildomar, California

Help in choosing a good Medical Coding Online School

Hi to all, does anyone here has any recommendations for a online Coding school that has high CCS passing rate and or live interaction with the...

Rae95 in Ottawa, Ontario


I'm planning on continuing my education, however, I don't know what path to take. I am aware I can take AHIMA courses online to get my CCS. However,...

Gshivji@*****.*** in West Hempstead, New York

Updated 2 months ago

Boom or bust? - 8 Replies

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most medical coder...

sa2918 in Irvine, California

Updated 2 months ago

Where do I start? - 214 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...


Updated 2 months ago

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

At age 52 I find myself in the position of starting my life over; divorce. It is difficult to decide just what I want to do now that I am all grown...

anonymous in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 2 months ago

Is Coding & Billing Being Outsourced Overseas? - 91 Replies

Is outsourcing of medical billing and coding to India becoming a growing trend? I just passed my CPC (yesterday :)} and I am interviewing for jobs. ...

Daisy in Algonquin, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

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

Okay so I am talking to community colleges about it and looking online and this is what I have so far: I need to go into a community college, get...

Shawna in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Updated 2 months ago

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

Hi i just recently passed my ccs exam and now im a little bit lost on how to start and what to do to get my first coding job. Ive been job hunting...


Updated 3 months ago

Need advice on medical billing/coding career - 366 Replies

[QUOTE who="pwcme1@*****.*** in Salem, Virginia"]I received my degree from Ashworth College online courses. I loved the course and I would like to...

WileOne76 in Farmington, New Mexico

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,...

WileOne76 in Farmington, New Mexico

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,...

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

US Career Institute - 12 Replies

Has anyone completed the Medical Billing and Coding Program through US Career Institute? I'm considering starting the program and wanted to hear the...

KM28 in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 3 months ago

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

How do I get started with Utilization Review or something similar that will allow me to work remotely from home? I prefer work that does not require...

Sissy in Palm Coast, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

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

Hello, I am new to this forum/site. I had currently graduated with my Associates in Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. I am wanting to take...

RHIA in Tampa, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

Can not find a job in RHIT field/Coding - 182 Replies

I really need advice, I graduated from the HIT program and got my RHIT. I have such a hard time finding a job due to lack of experince in coding and...

lacencandy in Houston, Texas

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...

ytravis in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

Registered Medical Coder - 13 Replies

I recently received my certification as a Registered Medical Coder. I haven't seen anyone hiring for that certification. I have seen companies hiring...


Updated 4 months ago

I give up - 4 Replies

I have icd 10 cm, cpt , and hcpcs for 2018 . I'm not going to be prepared enough for the test in December. Can I donate the books?

mcrobertson in Brooklyn, New York

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...

lydiasihem in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 4 months ago

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

I am a Certified Medical billing and Coding Specialist, I graduated June 2008 with a 4.0 GPA as well as perfect attendance and "I CAN'T FIND A JOB...

donya466 in Madisonville, Tennessee

Updated 4 months ago

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

Learn Medical Coding in Baltimore, Maryland

Updated 4 months ago

Medical coding help - 1 Reply

Hi everyone! I currently am thinking of getting certified as a medical coder and biller but need advice. I work for a city court and well i want to...

Jenn in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Updated 4 months ago

Career Step vs. Penn Foster for training - 20 Replies

First, let me say I have a history with Penn Foster. I got my high school diploma from there when it was International Correspondence Schools back...

Coder911 in Youngstown, Ohio

Updated 5 months ago

CCA exam - 1610 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...

Mrsmarymarin in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

I just took the CCA thru AHIMA - 81 Replies

It says they will send me my certification in 4 months but until then is there a temp license number they give you? I checked their website for newly...

Shiva in Texas

Updated 5 months ago

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

Hello, I have a degree in HIM and my RHIA certification. However, every job is requiring 2-3 year experience in medical coding. I need tips on how...

Madara2003 in Alabama

Updated 6 months ago

Medical coding a good career? - 13 Replies

I'm in a really crappy retail job and I hate it, I feel like I am being babysat all of the time and I would like to be able to work more...

Ashley in Ottawa, Ontario

Updated 6 months ago

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

:) in Lake Worth, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

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

Currently I work as an office manager in my family's business. I am looking to possibly change careers and I have been accepted to a AIHMA accredited...

Raven L in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 6 months ago

Need Advice Regarding RHIT/RHIA Education - 372 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....

:) in Lake Worth, Florida

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...

MadellRN in Phoenix AZ, California

Updated 6 months ago

Entry level remote coding jobs - 1 Reply

It is possible but very very rare to get an entry level remote coding job. Alot of people get into this field thinking they can work from home right...

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