Month: January 2018

PROFESSIONALISM TIP #2 ~~~ Don’t Be a Grouch!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONALISM TIP #2 ~~~ Don’t Be a Grumpy Grouch! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We all have days when we aren’t feeling our best.   Leave your bad mood at the door when you come to work.   Remember not to take it out on your boss, your co-workers, and especially your customers.   If work is the…
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PROFESSIONALISM TIP #1 ~~~ PUNCTUALITY

THE NUMBER ONE way to demonstrate PROFESSIONALISM in the workplace is PUNCTUALITY! ……………………………………………………………………………………………… PUNCTUALITY–  noun 1. the quality or state of being punctual. 2. strict observance in keeping engagements; promptness. ………………………………………………………………………………………………. Showing up for appointments, meetings and engagements at the appointed time demonstrates: Respect: Punctuality speaks of a person’s respect of others. In giving respect to others we can earn respect in turn. Credibility: An employee who is…
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PROFESSIONALISM — WHAT IS IT?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONALISM — WHAT IS IT? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ professionalism  [pruh–fesh–uh-nl-iz-uh m] noun 1.  professionalcharacter, spirit, or methods. ` 2.  the standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an  amateur. (courtesy of www.dictionary.com) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Professionalism is defined as an individual’s conduct at work. In spite of the word’s root, this quality is not restricted to what we describe as “the professions,” which are typically careers that require a lot…
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WHERE Can You Apply for Jobs in Medical Coding?

WHERE can you apply for jobs in Medical Coding? Hospital and Clinics are the most obvious places, of course.  There are Hospitals, Long Term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes, Hospice Facilities, Home Health, DME businesses, Diagnostic Reference Labs, Pharmacies, Insurance Companies, Legal Firms, Urgent Care clinics, DOD/VA clinics, Community-Care/Indigent Clinics, etc. Look on JOBS for American…
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HOW Can You Get EXPERIENCE when no one will hire you?

HOW does one obtain the EXPERIENCE necessary to get a job? This is THE. NUMBER. ONE. QUESTION asked in virtually ALL Industries……and especially in Medical Coding! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ REMEMBER… …EVERYONE was a Beginner at one time. ~~A FEW Strategies~~ 1)  Let everyone you know, KNOW that you’re looking for a job!  Your Best Friend’s Uncle’s Cousin’s…
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TIP Of the Day

JFAMC Member Tip of the Day comes from member Michele Seckinger – IMPROVISE!   “When you can’t run out and buy a desk that can stand or sit at !!! Improvise!!”

TIPS & TOOLS of the TRADE for landing DOD/VA/Federal Government Coding Jobs

TIPS & TOOLS of the TRADE for landing DOD/VA/Federal Government Coding Jobs ….courtesy of Melissa Hoff, CPC, CEMC                                                                                          Below are tips & tools of the trade to successfully land a DoD/VA/Federal Government Coding position as compiled by Melissa Hoff, CPC, CEMC utilizing her own personal experiences as well as personal experiences from our very…
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