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Why Medical Coding Certification Is So Important

Becoming a medical coder use to mean taking a class at a local community college or vocational school to learn the basics of coding. Taking the extra step of getting certified wasn’t a concern for most medical coders as the pay and status in the medical community wasn’t much different than non certified coders. Those […]

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How To Prepare For The CPC Exam

The medical coding CPC certification is an important certification for a medical coder to have. It shows competence, and even excellence, in areas that employers deem important and thus many times they are rewarded with higher pay, a promotion, or both. The CPC exam is designed to test your skills at a high level. It […]

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What is a Medical Transcriptionist

Medical transcriptionists listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribe them into medical reports, correspondence, and other administrative material. They generally listen to recordings on a headset, using a foot pedal to pause the recording when necessary, and key the text into a personal computer or word processor, editing as […]

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How to Become a Medical Coder

Medical billers and coders work for health care providers, preparing claims for insurance companies using ICD, CPT, and HCPCS codes so their employers receive reimbursement for services provided to patients. You can become a medical coder through different avenues. Certificate programs are offered at technical colleges and medical trade schools, and generally take anywhere from one […]

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Free Medical Coding Practice Exam

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What is Medical Coding

What is a Medical Coder? A coder is the liaison between the doctor and the insurance company or government agency. These highly trained and skilled personnel are a critical link in a medical business. They must ensure that every procedure is documented and billed properly. These professionals are not like the office secretaries of the […]

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