Coding Credentials: Deciding to Invest

Coding Credentials: Deciding to Invest

by Angela Gerbert, CCS Barry Libman Inc. Coders are a unique breed, don’t you think? We like to investigate, solve and organize things. We dive into the record, piece together the medical terminology and map it to alphanumeric codes. It takes a very special skill set to do that. Not only do you code “the […]

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CCS versus CCA – Which Credential is Right for Me?

CCS versus CCA – Which Credential is Right for Me?

by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CIC, COC

Healthcare is rapidly changing with increased pressure for accurate reimbursement, regulatory scrutiny for compliant claims, and the impact of ICD-10 implementation. Many organizations are requiring their coding staff to become certified to demonstrate coding proficiency. AHIMA’s Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential is considered the “gold standard” for facility coding.

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Attention New Grads: Add a Coding Credential to Help with your Job Search

Attention New Grads: Add a Coding Credential to Help with your Job Search

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA [email protected] As college seniors begin their last semester of the traditional academic year, the inevitable questions emerge about how to distinguish themselves to employers after graduation. As a former faculty and academic advisor this usually translated into coaching undergraduates on resumes and cover letters, practicing the behavioral interview and […]

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Experienced HIM Professional Shares CCA Preparation Journey Through Weekly Course Coverage

Series intended to foster community experience by sharing and receiving ideas and challenges BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – October 16, 2014 – Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, an experienced HIM professional who regularly writes and speaks on education, workforce issues, and management, is sharing her CCA preparation journey in a series of blog posts on her experiences taking […]

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“I Earned My Coding Credential, So What Do I Do Now?” How To Find That First Coding Position!

“I Earned My Coding Credential, So What Do I Do Now?” How To Find That First Coding Position!

by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H Director of Training and Education for Libman Education You have spent countless hours learning coding, worried through your certification examination and now you have your coding credential but can’t seem to find that first job.  What can you do? Finding the right position is difficult even for […]

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