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Which Medical Coders are in Demand During a Global Pandemic?
Remote Facility Coders! Yes, Remote Facility (Hospital) Coders are in high demand. What is a remote facility coder? It is a coder who works off-site typically from home and code for facilities such as acute care facilities (Inpatient hospitals and Emergency Departments.) Not only are Remote Facility Coders in high demand, but they are also among the highest-paid coders According to AHIMA Salary SnapShot. The average salary of a CCS® coder is 64,000.00.
If you are a medical coder, not a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS ® ), now is the time to broaden your coding expertise, increase job security, and make yourself more marketable. Prepare to become an Outpatient AND Inpatient facility coder by earning your Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) certification through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). According to AHIMA CCS® coders are mastery-level coding professionals skilled in classifying medical data from patient records, generally in the hospital setting. If you already have a coding such as a Certified Coding Professional apprentice (CPC-A) and need the experience to get the A removed, earning a CCS® is the best decision you can make, because a CCS® Certification implies you are a Master Coding professional, and you are likely to get your foot in the door more quickly.
Absolute Medical Coding Institute (AMCI) has one of the best coding courses in the industry with a 100% first-time certification exam pass rating. The AMCI course meets AHIMA’s coding course educational requirements of instruction on the four testing domains along with Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology. Additionally, the AMCI course includes comprehensive guidance on Prospective Payment Systems, DRGs, Compliant Queries, PCS Coding Instruction, Proper Code Abstraction from Medical Records, HIPPA, and Regulatory Agencies, AHIMA code of ethics and much more. Many professionals are home why not choose now to give yourself a professional boost and begin the AMCI CCS®. Join the May course and be ready to test by August.
*Applicants must have their CPC or CCS-P; all others must pass a pre-screen medical coding exam.
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