By all accounts, this is a great time get started as a medical coder. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the demand for medical coders will grow by 15 percent between 2014 and 2024, and require an additional 29,000 new professionals in order to fill all the open positions.
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How to Validate a Diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Failure The Power of the P/F Ratio One of the most important pieces of clinical evidence that assists in validating a diagnosis of acute respiratory failure is the P/F ratio.
Assigning codes for HIV / AIDS Assigning HIV/AIDS codes is a sensitive matter and can potentially have great impact on the patient’s life.
By Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS As an auditor and educator I’ve never been content to simply review coded data to determine what is incorrect and request correction.
Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS Amino is a company focused on healthcare that fits your budget. They recently looked at medical billing records nationwide and noted that nearly 1 out of 6 patients in their database were diagnosed with a physical injury.
As a medical coder, it’s imperative you are always informed and educated about changes to the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Standards of Ethical Coding.
Are you confused about Sepsis-3? Are you wondering when to assign a code for severe sepsis when that verbiage is not acknowledged in Sepsis-3? You aren’t alone in those thoughts and feelings.
How To Set Yourself Apart From Other Medical Coders The demand for medical coder jobs is forecasted to grow by 15 percent before 2024 according to the BLS.