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PAY-Per-CHART / Part-Time

Some companies and some clients will allow coders to work ‘at their own pace’ and pay them so much per chart! What the pay scale is for each chart depends largely on the Specialty.   You may get small charts 4-5 pages and you could probably do 15 or 20 of...

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3-17-2019 — Medical Health Data Leak

3-17-2019 — Medical Health Data Leak A health tech company was leaking thousands of doctor’s notes, medical records, and prescriptions daily after a security lapse left a server without a password. The little-known software company, California-based Meditab,...

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UCLA Health to pay $7.5M to Settle

UCLA Health to pay $7.5M to settle data breach class-action caseMackenzie Garrity – Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 UCLA Health has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by patients after a data breach put their personal and health...

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BCBS VA Cuts 40 Workers

Does anyone know what type(s) of jobs were cut?  Please respond in the comments below. VIRGINIA, MN – Approximately 40 positions are being eliminated from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield office in Virginia, the organization announced Thursday. In a statement, Jim...

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How much does YOUR CEO make???

This is ALL Public Information! Becker’s Hospital Review: 20 highest paid healthcare CEOs of S&P 500 companies *** Becker’s Hospital Review:  17 of the highest-paid CEOs in healthcare *** FierceHealthcare: Health insurance CEOs earned $342.6M in 2017...

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JOB OPPORTUNITY — 03.07.19

FROM MY E-MAIL: Our company, CodingAID, is growing and we’re currently looking for a Lead FCS auditor. Here’s the description:    DESCRIPTION As the Lead Coding and Documentation Auditor, your primary role will be auditing inpatient and outpatient cases for code...

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JOB OPPORTUNITY! 03.07.19

From my email: Looking for experienced OB/GYN coders with Minimum 3 years Experience. ***REMOTE  POSITION***  CONTACT: Please email resume to: Becky.Alston@navigant.com Like...

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THE BASICS — RESEARCH is the KEY!

EACH and EVERY STEP of a Coding Career requires RESEARCH……LOTS and LOTS of RESEARCH AT THE BEGINNING: RESEARCH ‘what’ type of Medical Coding do you want to pursue? ….InPatient or OutPatient ….Facility or Professional....

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TELEHEALTH — An Overview

Some Helpful Links: CCHPCA: https://www.cchpca.org/about/about-telehealth Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/in-depth/telehealth/art-20044878 CATALYST: https://catalyst.nejm.org/what-is-telehealth/ E-VISIT:...

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Credentials & Credentialing Organizations

CACS — Anesthesiology — PAHCS (Professional Assn of Healthcare Coding Specialists) – Specialty CANPC — Anesthesia and Pain Management –AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – Specialty CASCC — Ambulatory Surgical...

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY — MEDKODER

REMOTE positions for Medical CODERS and AUDITORS Medkoder is a full service medical coding management services and technology provider offering expert medical coding in all physician service lines, inpatient and outpatient facility coding, medical risk adjustment...

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STAFFING AGENCIES … an Explanation

Staffing Agencies, such as ‘MedPartnersHIM’, ‘Comforce’, ‘Harmony Solutions’, ‘Peak’, ‘HIMagines’, etc., have CLIENTS — Facilities, Clinics, Providers — who pay BIG $$$$ to those staffing agencies...

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WHY do Employers Require Experience?

WHY do Employers generally REQUIRE a minimum of 3-5 YEARS or more EXPERIENCE for Medical Coders?? Some SPECIALTY CODERS  (Transplant Surgery, Trauma, Cardio, Hem/Onc, etc,) may well be required to have even 6-8 years of Experience! AND…most employers,...

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NCCI EDITS | INFORMATION SHEET | 02/2019

A few links and articles to START YOU on your RESEARCH into this fascinating and necessary topic!  ********************************************** AUTHORITATIVE REFERENCES: NCCI   =   National Correct Coding Initiative.   ...

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RIGHT to REPRESENT

CLARIFICATION:  What is  RIGHT to REPRESENT? A ‘term’ you may encounter in your job search — ‘Right to Represent’ Most all staffing agencies will use this as a means to keep organized when it comes to candidates or potential employees....

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A REMOTE CODER?

At least *ONE*  Nationally Recognized Coding Credential ***AAPC ***AHIMA ATTENTION to Detail ABILITY to Follow Directions ABILITY to RESEARCH and ENJOYING  RESEARCH ***Coding ***Coding Guidelines ***Authoritative Resources ***New Medical Procedures and Techniques...

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