Month: February 2018


IF I’VE LEARNED ANYTHING FROM LIFE  ~~~By:  Danielle Koepke~~~ ……………………………………………………………………………. If I’ve learned anything from life, it’s that sometimes, the darkest times can bring us to the brightest places. ~ I’ve learned that the most toxic people can teach us the most important lessons; that our most painful struggles can grant us the most necessary…
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Many people use these terms interchangeably;  however, there are SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES!! A key buzz word in the business world for years has been **outsourcing**, and specifically the upsides and downsides of it for both companies and countries. Offshoring is in many ways comparable to outsourcing but there are some important things to consider in differentiating…
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CODING PATHWAY  #5 ~~ from College Onward

 by: ~Laniece Owens, COC, CHCAF, CHCA, CDI, HBA~ ` I started right out of college, in 1984, as a secretary in Radiology in Florida;  learned anatomy and coding on the job.    At that time, there were no Coding Certifications. `Then the military moved us to California and I took a temp-to-hire job at a hospital in…
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CODING PATHWAY #4 — Billing to Coding to Educator!

CODING PATHWAY #4 —  Billing to Coding to Educator!  by:  Denise Mikulas, CPC I have been certified for just about 2 years now!  (CPC). I was new to the career after completing a training program and passing the CPC…that means I had the “dreaded A” after my credential, no prior coding experience, and no experience in…
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CODING PATHWAY #3 — Waitress to Receptionist to Owner

Coding Pathways ~~ #3 – Waitress to Receptionist to Owner   ` I have a CPC credential through AAPC and here is my story: `1) How did you overcome the NO EXPERIENCE hurdle? I was approached and given the opportunity to work as a Medical Receptionist with no experience (previously had 10 years of waitressing…
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A DAY in the LIFE of an Executive Director of Human Resources

by: Danielle Richmond Executive Director, Human Resources TrustHCS   A Day in the Life of a Hiring Manager is like Ground Hog’s Day for sure… …but with a twist. Yes, it’s the same job each day– open up to 100 resumes, emails, schedule interviews, repeat. The nice thing about my job is every single person is…
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CODING PATHWAY #2   &  A COVER LETTER TIP! ~~~~~~~~ I’ve been working as a coder for just 5 years. This is my Second Career and I went back to school in my late ’60s to learn to code after the market crash of 2008 and my IRA tanked. So blessed to be with my second…
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CODING PATHWAY ~~ #1 ~~ Fell in Love with Coding!

CODING PATHWAY ~~ #1 ~~ Fell in Love with Coding! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My story is definitely different than most I would say. I found the medical field to be my way out financially from a horrible and abusive marriage. And then I fell in love. With coding! When you fall in love, anything is possible. Fifteen…
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Medical Billing and Coding Jobs…as of 02.08.18

Medical Billing and Coding Jobs…as of 02.08.18 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lisle, Illinois ~ Chicago, Illinois ~ **Hendersonville, Tennessee    —   ENTRY LEVEL   ————   Medical Billing & Collections ~ REMOTE ~ **Brentwood, Tennessee   —     ENTRY LEVEL    ——————-   Medical Coding ~ Huntersville, N.C.    —    ENTRY LEVEL  —————  Medical Billing & Collections    


MENTORING & PAYING IT FORWARD! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mentor someone. If you see someone promising who is just starting out,  HELP them. Remember that time that someone ‘helped’ you succeed…offered help and assistance. PAY IT FORWARD! It creates an environment that everyone wants to work in. Mentors see the heart.   Mentors understand the potential. They listen well.   They give…
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