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New Coding Career? 5 Basic People Skills to Ensure Successful Co-worker Relations

New Coding Career? 5 Basic People Skills to Ensure Successful Co-worker Relations

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA As an educator in both community college and university settings, I had the great privilege of being around students as they prepared to enter the workforce. Some were just emerging from college as fresh-faced new graduates while others were finding a new lease on life with a change in […]

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Libman Education Announces RHIT – RHIA to Coder Program to Help RHITs and RHIAs Fast-track Their Coding Careers

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 15, 2016 – Libman Education has announced a program to allow those with RHIT and RHIA credentials to use their experience to fast-track their coding career. The RHIT – RHIA to Coder Program is a special version of Libman Education’s popular … Read more

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Coders and Job Satisfaction: Your Career is What You Make of It

Coders and Job Satisfaction: Your Career is What You Make of It

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

My father loved his job. He enjoyed his work, was proud of his skills and abilities and took great pride in the contributions he made every day. When he retired it was not to get away from the ball and chain of his job, but to move on into that period in his life where he could spend more time on things that he chose. Read more

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For Career Success: Let Go of the Negative

For Career Success: Let Go of the Negative

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

No one enjoys negative experiences, but we all know people who hold on to certain negative incidents like treasured possessions. Whether we have lived through something negative at work, in our career, in a relationship, or even in traffic, the best response is to let go and move on!

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Coding Careers: Learning to Embrace the Detours

Coding Careers: Learning to Embrace the Detours

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

Like many people, I’ve experienced a number of career “detours”. Some of these detours were intentional while others were self-inflicted, and a few were just the luck of the draw. We start our careers and have a general idea of where we want them to go and how quickly we should get there – and when we run into a detour, it can present a real challenge for us.

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Medical Coders: Giving Back and Paying it Forward

Medical Coders: Giving Back and Paying it Forward

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

In my last blog I used the example of rush hour traffic to illustrate how the act of giving can seed a more positive and fruitful experience in job seeking. As luck would have it, I experienced another traffic incident this week that again inspired me to think about how we navigate our jobs and careers.

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Give First to Receive: Lessons for Coders Seeking their Next Job

Give First to Receive: Lessons for Coders Seeking their Next Job

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

I regularly get emails from new graduates and job seekers looking for guidance in landing a job, and most of the time their emails are positive and friendly. On rare occasions I get an email that is tense, terse and reflects the irritation they feel in their quest for employment. One of my first thoughts when I read such a message is “I wonder if this anger is coming across to potential employers?”

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Stay in Touch! Build your Network of Contacts to Help your Coding Career

Stay in Touch! Build your Network of Contacts to Help your Coding Career

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

In case you haven’t heard, it’s BUSY in most HIM departments as we head full speed toward ICD-10 (and I think we’re really going to make it this time!). Like I often say: it’s a great time to be an HIM professional! It’s also a great time to KNOW an HIM professional.

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Your Coding Career: Great Expectations or Grand Disappointments?

Your Coding Career: Great Expectations or Grand Disappointments?

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA When we are looking for a job in our field, whether fresh out of school or after some years in our profession, how do we view openings that don’t fit the exact mold we are expecting? How do we think and talk about the job we have today? As […]

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New Medical Coder Career Program Provides Foundational Building Blocks for the Demanding Facility-based Inpatient Coding Career

Systematic program combines rigorous study and hands-on coding practice BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – November 12, 2014 – Libman Education announced the release of its new Medical Coder Career Program (MCCP) – Facility-based Inpatient Coder. The six course curriculum is designed to meet the growing challenges of hospitals dependent on their medical coders to ensure that valid […]

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But I went to school for CODING! Tips for Jump-Starting your Career

But I went to school for CODING! Tips for Jump-Starting your Career

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA [email protected] You don’t have to look far to find online discussions about the shortage of coding jobs open to new graduates. It doesn’t seem to make sense – especially with all the concern around productivity losses when ICD-10 is finally implemented – employers should be scooping up new coders left and […]

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