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Friday,April 20, 2012 | Edition 1.6

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Coders more in demand as Solo Practices embrace technology
Extensive use of electronic health records by all types of healthcare providers along with additional records due to increasing population is forecasted to lead to an increased need for technicians. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics compared to the average for all occupations - Employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase the fastest by 21% from             
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Coding credentials & skills adequate to secure physician office jobs - Impact of Credit history
For some healthcare practitioners a good credit history is just as important as coding credentials and experience while hiring medical coders. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission survey on - the use of credit histories as employee selection criteria - revealed that 13% of organizations conduct credit checks on all job candidates and    
The new coding system expected to bring huge changes: Learning how to transit form ICD-9 to ICD-10!
Medical Coders prepare for this change…
Learning New Codes and getting specific: According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the transition to ICD-10 is occurring because ICD-9 produces very limited data about patients’ medical conditions and hospital inpatient procedures. Medical coders need to be prepared with these new codes as:      

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