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  • Medical Coding: Job vs. Career

    July 22, 2015 • Coding and Billing

    Job – A specific task done as part of a routine; a duty or responsibility; the process, requirements or details of working. Profession – A vocation requiring knowledge of some department of learning or science. Career – An occupation or profession, especially one requiring special training. For some people, their [...]

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  • My Career Step: Evelynn McCulloch-Owens

    At the end of 2013, I decided I wanted and needed a career change as I had been working as a dispatcher for almost 10 years and had no room for advancement. I wanted a career in the medical field and to have opportunities for growth, but I wasn’t exactly [...]

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  • Healthcare Changes and Their Impact on Medical Coding & Billing

    July 6, 2015 • Coding and Billing

    The healthcare industry has changed dramatically in the last few years, and it looks like the winds of change will only continue to blow! With more and more legislation, policies, and tech advancements, it’s an exciting time to be in a healthcare profession—especially for those in medical billing and coding [...]

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  • Life after ICD-10

    June 24, 2015 • Coding and Billing

    As you well know, the most current date for ICD-10 implementation, Oct. 1, 2015, is fast approaching. As we hurtle along toward that fateful day, it seems the most immediate question on the minds of those involved both inside and outside the healthcare industry is “Will there be another delay [...]

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  • Professional Development

    June 17, 2015 • Coding and Billing

    I have worked at Career Step for the past 11 years. The main reason I have worked at Career Step for this long is because they help each employee in their professional development. They provide the tools and training needed to assist each employee in their professional development. There is [...]

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  • Tech Troubles?

    June 10, 2015 • Coding and Billing

    Ever run into an issue with your computer after Career Step’s business hours? Career Step provides technical support to our students during business hours; however, what if you are working during a weekend, a holiday, or sometime in the middle of the night and need assistance?  You can always send [...]

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  • Now Is The Time Medical Coders: Get Trained for ICD-10

    June 8, 2015 • Coding and Billing

    An update to our code system may seem dry and annoying, but it is essential for accuracy and communication for each person’s—and the world’s—health. For example, the United States’ current health coding system does not include Ebola or even various strands of influenza. In fact, when Ebola hit, doctors and [...]

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  • The CPC Exam is About Strategy…

    June 3, 2015 • Coding and Billing

    Ready for the CPC exam? … No? That’s ok, nobody ever really feels completely ready. A big part of pre-exam anxiety is the “unknown,” but if you knew exactly what’s on the exam, it wouldn’t really be a test now would it? At the outset, it is important to understand [...]

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  • Career Step and HRS Hosting June 4 ICD10monitor Webinar on the Importance of Auditing and Physician

    May 27, 2015 • Coding and BillingCareer Step

    Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce that Career Step Executive Vice President Mike Hodgson will be a featured speaker in a June 4 webinar presented by ICD10monitor in conjunction with Kimberly J. Carr the Director of Clinical Documentation at HRS. Mr. [...]

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  • The ICD-10 Transition – Get the Facts

    May 27, 2015 • Coding and Billing

    The United States’ upcoming transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS has been met with mixed reactions. The transition has many proponents and many detractors. A substantial portion of those who have voiced resistance to the idea of this transition is the physician provider community. A large concern among physicians is the [...]

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