Is medical billing and coding a good career path? Is it worth it?

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I’m an operations manager for a coding vendor and to maximize your earning potential I recommend getting a CCS certification from AHIMA. Inpatient coding pays considerably more than outpatient coding. We are hiring inpatient coders at $35 an hour all fully remote. After gaining experience coding, I recommend setting a goal to be an auditor. Then you could move into education or management which have six-figure potential.

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No, you do not have to have a CPC for a period of time before obtaining a CCS. They are separate certifications from separate organizations. The AAPC issues the CPC certification and AHIMA issues the CCS. CPC is more outpatient based and the CCS is more inpatient. I recommend visiting both the AAPC and AHIMA websites to learn more. They both have career guides and salary comparisons.

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What is considered "good pay" though?

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What did you have to do to become a coding auditor?

Im just starting out. My work has offered an apprentice program. Should be able to obtain my cpc credential in Jan. Have a job lined up through my work as soon as get certification. I was in ROI release of information but i feel this will be a better route. Its true its hard to get a step in the door. Glad i found my way in!

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Grab this opportunity!

I started out as an anesthesia coder. It was a great choice when I started ten years ago. I have since, been a coding supervisor, a coding educator and auditor and now a coding manager. I make well over 6 figures and I still do contract coding as a secondary income. The potential for promotion and to make a descent living wage, in my opinion, is great. Good luck.

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I started 30 years ago in medical billing and coding. I love it , I have accomplished two businesses. I just sold one and stay with one. I never expected how much I have accomplished as a certified Medical biller and coder. Get into credentialing also. You will love it go a long way.

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I have a friend who is in medical billing and coding. She absolutely loves it. She makes great money and works from home full time.

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Yes! This field has so many potential and advancement opportunities. In addition, you can also make a hefty amount of money. Win-win situation.

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Yes it is. When I was earning my bachelor's in science, I learned about medical billing. I took coding 1 and 2 as electives, and it was one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done. Looking forward to pursuing a career in it (i need to find my way in). I would suggest thinking about obtaining a certificate from the AAPC to give you a little bit more of a benefit.

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Hi, Coding does pay more especially if you get certified. I am currently in school for billing and coding. And we are definitely going to be taking the exam at AAPC

Can anyone recommend a good online program or an on-site location close to south Chicago land area? I have contemplated for years to look into medical billing and coding but most programs I found were billing or coding never both.

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The job outlook is good & the average pay is better than the pay for pharmacy techs. It's not a bad career. What makes you want to switch?

I am just looking for a new career path to make more money in the future. Especially to have more chances to have a work from home job.

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I thought about going into this but after talking to ppl in the business and how difficult it can be for a hospital to take a chance on you I decided to pursued credentialing

Credentialing is a vital process for healthcare institutions. In simple terms, credentialing is the process of assessing the academic qualifications and clinical practice history of a healthcare provider.

Is there a special education track for RN Coding or is it the same for anyone pursuing a certification in coding?

It would
Be the same track. You have learn all
The codes and get certified

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