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The Growing Field of Medical Coding

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 22, 2017

Medical coders play a vital role in healthcare, helping ensure that patients, physicians, and insurance companies receive accurate information. They turn physician’s notes into internationally used codes for hospital records, insurance information, and more, using thousands of codes to maintain accurate, detailed patient information.

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Topics: Healthcare, Medical Coding

10 Facts About the Medical Coding Profession

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 10, 2017

The medical coding profession is an integral part of the healthcare system. By assigning codes to the description of a patient’s condition, medical coders help to keep the flow of accurate information between doctor and patient as well as insurance companies. What is more, jobs in this field are booming! The Bureau of Labor and Statistics is anticipating a 15% increase in medical records and health information technician jobs between 2014 and 2024 – much faster than average. While this profession is important and in demand, there is still a lot about it that many people are unaware of.

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Topics: Healthcare, Medical Coding, Entry Level Healthcare Careers

Life of a Medical Coder, Part 2: Top Characteristics Needed to be a Happy, Successful Medical Coder

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 07, 2016

Medical coding is a field you may not have looked into, but it’s one of the best fields in today’s job market for keeping your skillset relevant. If you’re detail oriented, and enjoy the variety of working both with teams and independently, then being a medical coder could be the right job for you. But why become a medical coder?

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Medical Coding

Life of a Medical Coder, Part 1: The What and Why for Getting into the Field

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 02, 2016

You might not realize it, but medical coders are some of the most ever-present workers at any healthcare facility (especially hospitals). Medical coders wear a variety of hats, from reading through a patient’s medical records from their most recent appointment, to admitting and discharging individuals.and applying coding rules and government regulations to complete the case .

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Medical Coding

Medical Coding Kept This Student's Career Relevant

Posted by CLIMB Center on July 27, 2016

Terri Miller enrolled in PCC Institute for Health Professionals April 2015 for medical coding. She writes about her experience with PCC and where it has gotten her today.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Medical Coding, Student Profiles

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