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Medical coding is a stable, potentially lucrative career path that is currently experience growth. In order to become a medical coder, it’s necessary to obtain a postsecondary training certificate and have knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and the ICD-10 coding system. For more more information please visit www.certifiedcodertraining.com – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How Medical Coding Leads to a Stable, Lucrative Career


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  • If youve looked for a job in the last few years,
    you know theyre not easy to find. A rapidly
    evolving business environment, economic
    fluctuations, and other factors all contribute to
    a harsh job market, one where a stable, lucrative
    career often feels out of reach. But if you know
    where to look, a financially rewarding career is
    well within reach.

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  • Unlike the many career fields that seem to shrink
    more and more every year, medical coding is an
    industry that is undergoing tremendous growth.1
    Thanks to changes in medical regulations, the
    need for people trained in medical coding is now
    bigger than ever, creating plenty of
    opportunities for people to find a stable career
    in the healthcare industry.

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  • Healthcare is a vibrant, lucrative industry that
    offers many opportunities for making a living.
    And unlike becoming a physician or a nurse,
    becoming a medical coder doesnt require
    attending an expensive medical school or spending
    years obtaining a post-graduate degree.

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  • Medical coders play a vital role in the
    healthcare industry. When doctors or nurses
    record information about a patients medical
    conditions and the treatments provided, medical
    coders translate that information into a series
    of categorized codes. These codes are the
    information that is sent to insurance companies
    in order to obtain payments and reimbursements.

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  • By translating individual patient information
    into quantifiable data, medical coders ensure
    that a consistent standard of care is maintained,
    and that insurance companies can make timely
    payments to healthcare providers. Medical coding
    info is also used to track important trends, such
    as the rates of diseases and measure the
    performance of healthcare providers.

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  • Medical coders can find work in a versatile list
    of settings, including doctors offices,
    hospitals, emergency rooms, pharmacies, and
    insurance companies. Some medical coders work in
    an office, while others work as independent
    contractors, and are often able to perform their
    job from home!

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  • Medical coding requires knowledge of several
    aspects of healthcare, such as medical
    terminology, anatomy, pharmacology, business, and
    (most importantly) the coding systems used by
    healthcare providers and insurance companies.
    Recently, the industry switched to a new coding
    system, known as ICD-10, which replaced the old
    ICD-9 system.

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  • In order to find work as a medical coder, you
    need to get the right training. While there are
    no hard and fast rules about formal education,
    most jobs will require you to have a
    postsecondary certificate in medical coding in
    order to obtain an entry level job. Thankfully,
    there are dedicated training programs where
    people can easily gain the appropriate
    certification to start their medical coding
    careers.

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  • LS Coding Education LLC teaches students the
    AAPC Professional Medical Coding Curriculum,
    empowering them to find jobs in the rewarding
    medical coding field. For more information, visit
    certifiedcodertraining.com today.

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  1. http//www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC259440
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Summary
  • Medical coding is a stable, potentially lucrative
    career path that is currently experience growth.
    In order to become a medical coder, its
    necessary to obtain a postsecondary training
    certificate and have knowledge of medical
    terminology, anatomy, and the ICD-10 coding
    system.
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