Month: May 2018

JFAMC–TIP of the Day #31

JFAMC —  TIP of the DAY This TIP is applicable to a virtually ALL situations! BE PREPARED! When taking an EXAM: Have the appropriate/approved materials ready the night before!  In many cases–if you have Coding Books that are from a previous year to the year of your exam…you may not be allowed to take the…
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JFAMC — TIP of the DAY — #30

JFAMC — TIP of the DAY THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. This includes ‘keeping an open mind’ when it comes to the following: LOCATION – Be willing to relocate for the right job and employer. SETTING – With an extensive arsenal of skills, HIM professionals aren’t limited to hospital or physician practice settings. Many also work…
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JFAMC — TIP of the DAY — #29

JFAMC  TIP of the DAY Make a list of ‘authoritative’ resources and VERIFY that the resources YOU depend on for information/knowledge are correct! CMS.gov | your Specialty Organizations | AMA | are a few of the more well-known.  Insurance Companies, Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, etal….frequently have policy-specific guidance. MAKE SURE when you get a reference there’s a ‘confirming…
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JFAMC — TIP of the DAY — #28

JFAMC  TIP of the DAY (from a long-time JFAMily group member!) “Good morning, Job Seekers! This (JOBS for American Medical Coders FB group) is a wonderful site for finding job posts! And it is also a wonderful resource for job hunting tips! There have been hints that some who are new to searching for jobs…
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JFAMC — TIP of the DAY — #27

JFAMC TIP of the DAY Learn to not take criticism personally. Be prepared to be wrong and learn from your supervisor and co-workers. Too many students/beginners ask a question and get really nasty with the answers they receive.  To begin with– if you want to argue about a code, Show Your Work, remember in grade…
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JFAMC — TIP of the DAY — #26

JFAMC  —  TIP of the DAY! (from one of our ‘awesome’ JFAMily group members!) As a new coder you might not know all the resources the coders who have been at it a long time might use. Be sure to make note of the resources they use to help find the answers for future help.…
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JFAMC — TIP of the DAY — #25

JFAMC  TIP of the DAY … ALWAYS … ALWAYS … ALWAYS … *under-promise* and *over-deliver*… It makes you ‘stand out from the crowd’!    Like 4+

JFAMC — TIP of the DAY — #24

JFAMC  TIP of the DAY –PROFILE PICTURES on SOCIAL MEDIA– Everyone has the ‘freedom’ to post whatever ‘profile picture’ you want on your social media profiles. I’m NOT here to dictate what you may or may not use! I am here to ‘SUGGEST’ in the most ‘helpful terms’ that your profile picture may well be…
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JFAMC — TIP of the DAY — #23

JFAMC — TIP of the DAY! When INTERVIEWING … Use minimal makeup, fragrances, and jewelry! Less is More in nearly every interview situation!   Like 2+

JFAMC — TIP of the DAY — #22

JFAMC — TIP of the DAY –DIGITAL INTERVIEWS– **PRACTICE — by talking directly to a mirror  Have someone ask questions & talk to the mirror when you’re answering. **Dress like you would for a face-to-face interview.  Do your hair, makeup, business dress–at least from the waist up! **Plain backgrounds are best.  If you can have…
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