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4 Motivators for Sticking to the Coding Straight and Narrow

8. May 2017

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If you ever take the “throw everything out there and see what sticks” approach to coding, it’s time to rethink that strategy. Carefully choosing the wrong codes to bring in more money is no way to code either. Next time you need inspiration to steer clear of these methods, reach for these four reasons coding […]

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Translate HIMSS17 Tips Into Career Advice for 2017

24. February 2017

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This past week, two of our newsletter editors from The Coding Institute attended health IT conference HIMSS17 and Tweeted highlights from sessions. One point that came through loud and clear is that no matter what job you have in healthcare, data connections are so intertwined you have to expand your thinking beyond your own department. […]

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7 Reasons to Visit TCI’s booth at MGMA16 Annual Conference

14. October 2016

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Check Out 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Coding and Billing Trends

22. June 2016

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The medical coding profession has come a long way in a year. Last year at this time, just about every coding article on the Internet warned of the dangers involved as the U.S. healthcare industry transitioned from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Last summer, headlines trumpeted the AMA’s agreement to stop fighting CMS on the ICD-10 implementation. […]

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Look Over the ABCs of Coding for ASCs

1. June 2016

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  Curious what it’s like to be an ambulatory surgery center coder? Though ASC coding has many similarities to provider and hospital coding, it’s just a little different from what you’d do for a physician or a facility. Ambulatory Surgery Centers Defined In Medicare’s eyes, ASCs are distinct entities operating only to furnish outpatient surgical […]

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Succeed as a Remote Coder With These Top Tips

8. December 2015

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Yesterday, we talked about some of the basic time commitments and resources that you’d need to work as a home-based medical coder. Today we continue our discussion with Maggie M. Mac, CPC, CEMC, CHC, ICCE, CMM, in her presentation on remote coding at the 2015 CodingCon in Orlando, Florida. Craft a Flawless Resume When you’re […]

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Facing Another Morning Commute? Think Again!

7. December 2015

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Do you get up early in the morning, jump in the shower, get dressed in your suit, check the traffic, get in the car, drive to work … then face the same long traffic-filled ride home at the end of the day? Do you HATE it? Then maybe remote coding is for you, said Maggie M. […]

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Consider Remote Coding’s Benefits to Organization and Employee

13. November 2015

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  Though healthcare documentation specialists have enjoyed the ability to work from home since at least the 1980s, medical coding professionals have only recently gained access to this opportunity. Why? Coders need access to the patient’s chart to do their jobs, but when paper-based medical records were the norm, practices resisted the logistical difficulties inherent […]

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Happy Boss’s Day – Time To Convince Your Boss for CodingCon 2015 Benefits That Will Save Your Practice Money

16. October 2015

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Happy Boss’s Day! Yes, in case you missed it, Friday, October 16, is Boss’s Day in the United States, that holiday honoring the person who mentored you, trained you, and led you to the career success you enjoy today. So right after you deposit your thoughtful Boss’s Day card and that plate of fresh-baked (by […]

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Clockwatching Time Is Over – Are You Ready for ICD-10?

1. October 2015

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When I was a child, I loved to watch digital clocks flip from 11:59 to 12:00. These were the old timey clocks with little cards for the hours and the minutes, where you could actually watch the mechanism flop the number cards over. How does this relate to the ICD-10 countdown? I’ve been watching the ICD-10 clock […]

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