Is medical coding a profession with a future?
I am 42 and have been in the hospitality management profession for the last 7+ years and am looking to make a career change. Do you need a special education to take one of those medical coding/transcription jobs? Can anyone else make suggestions at some areas I could look at? Something with 20+ years future left in it?
Asked By: grizleygal - 6/11/2006
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I am in the field and if you don't have a degree, you can only go so far. You can get a certificate in 12months or a assoc. in 24 months. Make sure the program is accredited through AHIMA.
Answered By: sparrow - 6/18/2006
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Well, you're always going to need to have claims coded. This seems like one of those areas where demand will soon be outstripped by supply, though.
Answered By: crutnacker - 6/11/2006
Of course it's a good job. You'll always have a job as long as people get sick!...grin. Seriously though, you do need to take a course in coding/billing in order to be hired. You can also look into radiography. It's a 2 year time investment, but with new technologies, the field is always improving!
Answered By: SolMan - 6/11/2006
The "work from home" medical transcription jobs are a joke. There are not many Dr's who will hire someone to do the work; most Dr's are part of large medical groups who outsource the medical transcription & coding/billing to large centralized companies that do it for 100's of different offices... More
Answered By: missgoddessrachel - 6/11/2006
Both medical coding and transcription are jobs with a future, although they are entirely different jobs and shouldn't be lumped together as one.
Answered By: John V - 6/15/2006
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