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Medical coders are in demand! Want to be wanted? Become an expert coder! See ICD-10 news below
Here you'll find career guidance, good, solid advice and a number of resources to improve your coding skills, help prepare you for the CPC certification exam and give you the help you need to find that perfect job! Quick links:
practice with real world coding while taking a course, studying on your
own or preparing for the CPC certification exam. Find
out more about Practicode.
And Medical Coders.net will help you prepare for the ICD-10 transition. Get started now and be a star when the new system is implemented in October, 2014! Find out more about ICD-10.
Convert ICD-9 to ICD-10 by clicking here (not all ICD-9 codes convert to the proper ICD-10 code - use the converter as a guideline only).
NEWS: On Monday, March 31, the Senate voted 64-35 to pass a House-approved measure (HR 4302) that would delay a scheduled 24% cut to Medicare physician reimbursement rates and push the ICD-10 compliance deadline to 2015.
Certified coders make more money and have better job security!
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FAQ: The most asked questions from our FAQ page: Do I need a certification to get a job as a coder?
You do not. But as you might imagine, it will be easier to find a coding job (and you will make more money) if you have a certification. Some physicians will hire you if you have some experience, schooling or are in school and many people work years in the field without being certified. But being certified opens a lot of doors and gives you options. Yes, the certification exams are tough (and expensive) and you really have to know your stuff to pass. But we've never heard anyone say it wasn't worth the study, the expense and the sacrifice to become certified.
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