U.S. CERTIFIED MEDICAL CODERS
WHAT IS MEDICAL CODING?
Medical coding is the process of translating patients’ diagnosis, procedures, and supplies information from the medical record into alphanumeric codes in order to facilitate and standardize the billing forms of doctors’ offices.
WHY IS THE RIGHT TIME TO BECOME AN U.S. MEDICAL CODER NOW?:
A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that healthcare-related occupations and industries are expected to add 15.6 million jobs between 2012 and 2022 and 40,000 or more of them will be Medical Coders. This is an exciting time for medical coders. The current system for reporting medical diagnoses and in-patient procedures is the International Classification of Diseases ICD-9. The U.S. healthcare must transition to a new system, ICD-10 by October 1, 2015 or else they will face huge fines. This means 2 things for medical professionals:
- More job openings in the U.S.
- More jobs in the Philippines and India since part of it will have to be outsourced.
Business Process Outsourcing Companies in India, with more than 1000 U.S certified coders, have started serving to the US healthcare intuitions already. The Philippines is trying to catch up with this trend too. However, U.S clients now require ‘US Certified Coders’ to perform in offshore locations (Philippines). There are only about 200 certified coders in the Philippines and looking at the trends thousands of coders will be needed until the real boom in October 1, 2015. Dr. Elbe Akman, Founder of NEAC Exam Application Center, stated that they expect about 3,000 applicants in 2015 from the Philippines and more than double in 2016.
WHAT IS THE CPC CERTIFICATION?
This certification is conferred by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and is the gold standard in coding for physician offices.
WHAT IS AAPC?
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is the largest governing body of coders in the world and NEAC Exam Center is an Authorized Agent of AAPC .
HOW CAN I BECOME A CERTIFIED MEDICAL CODER
You can enroll to a online review program which takes about 8 weeks. The online program includes also live coaching sessions to answer your questions and clear confusions you may have about any topic. Once ready, a certification exam will be given which is composed of a 150-item multiple-choice part and a freestyle clinical part made up of 20 patient chart excerpts. Once you pass the exam you can obtain the CPC® certification. Currently the passing rate for the Filipino exam takers after 8 weeks review is about 85%, if we include the second time takers who failed in the first try this rate is close to 95%. There is no additional exam fee paid for taking the exam second time if within a year.
WHAT IS MY CHANCE TO FIND A HIGH PAYING JOB ONCE I AM CERTIFIED
Our affiliated placement agency offer 99% ‘job placement guarantee’. With so much demand for certified coders it is hard not to find a job. Unlike Call Center jobs this position does NOT require you to have a fluent English and excellent communication skills. This job only requires good coding knowledge and skills therefore your changes to pass the job interview is very high as long as you are certified. The one percent failing rate is usually due to serious attitude related issues that surfaces during the interview. Another good thing about this job is that unlike other BPO jobs this job is a DAY SHIFT position.
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO INVEST?
For details contact Gilbert at Gilbert@applynclex.com
CAN I USE A BANK LOAN?
Yes, we assist you to apply to our affiliated banks. You may qualify for a low payment program called Student Loan Program and pay as low as P2,600 per month!
Be in the right place at the right time and make your dreams come true. If you are reading these paragraphs right now that means you are one of the lucky one who now knows about the coming trends and huge opportunity that can change your and your loved ones life for good. The difference between a successful person and a loser is ‘ACTION’. Take action now… get certified as a U.S. Medical Coder now! This will be one of the best investment of your life. Certification is not cheap however you will get all your investment back and more within 3 months and then continue to make money and enjoy high paying jobs.