Coding/Billing Certifications…..Do you have one?

Have you looked in the paper lately for a position in the coding or billing field? Maybe researched the internet for either of these types of positions recently?  Sometimes it can be hard to locate a specific position depending on how the perspective employer has the opening posted  for those searching for employment, so one […]

A Call-out To U.S. Hospitals To Help Put Americans Back to Work!

The #1 issue during last week’s Presidential debate and the #1 issuing currently facing our country is unemployment. The unemployment rate is currently hovering around 7.8% and depending upon who’s numbers you believe somewhere between 12 and 23 million Americans can’t find a job! That’s a travesty! People who can’t find a job, can’t pay […]

ICD-9-CM / CPT Updates and Changes for 2013

Here we are, October 1 right around the corner which means that 2013 ICD-9-CM goes into effect.  This means that as of Monday, October 1 everyone should be putting their 2012 ICD-9-CM references away and pulling out their 2013 references for use first thing in the morning.  Now a question you should consider, should I […]

Healthcare Jobs on the Rise! Are you prepared?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants and medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow by 31 and 21 percent respectively by 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will stem from physicians hiring more medical assistants to do routine administrative and clinical duties […]

MBC Updates and Changes for 2013…Are you ready?

Updates and Changes happen very frequently in the billing and coding profession.  One day you may be using a code set a specific way only to find out a month later that the process has changed and the way you were using the code is no longer the proper way to apply the code.  Changes […]

Malware? Is that really a word?

Since the internet age, health-care documentation (ie medical transcription) services have been made widely available to users via remote access from anywhere they are, providing they have internet access. That is one of the perks for this business. It’s a portable job and folks can do it from just about anywhere for the most part.  […]

Facility Environment or Provider Environment…Which One Is Right For You?

As a person views the medical profession they see registration staff, medical assistant staff, nursing staff, transcriptionists, billers/coders, insurance staff and collection staff. Seems pretty straight forward until you look closer at what is really available within the profession. Focusing on the billing and coding side of things, have you ever really thought about what […]

Summer Motivation – is it really as hard as it sounds?

Hooray! Summer is here! The weather is beautiful and you are ready some much needed time outside in the beautiful sunshine. But wait, you have to focus on SCHOOL?!?! So how do you do it? Below are a few tips to keep you focused and motivated. Keep a regular schedule! Okay, so I know that […]


You’re at your desk and ready for work.  Your computer is on, your phone is off, you have the latest antivirus software, and you have taken great pains to set up an “EC” (ergonomically correct) workstation.  You’re in your pajamas and bunny slippers.  Nirvana! Or is it? Finding a balance between our work and home […]