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Medical Coder’s Career Coach: The Perils of Multitasking

3. March 2010

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Compelling evidence that the ‘one-at-a-time’ approach gets the job done better. If I’m to believe some of the women’s magazines I read, the highest performers at work are skilled ‘multi-taskers.’ So I’ve always wanted to be one of those multitaskers…

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Medical Coder’s Career Coach: Do You Make Good Use Of Your Down Time?

16. February 2010

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This quick, 3-question quiz says for sure. Downtime is a welcome part of any workday, and it can happen even for a medical coder tasked with a quota of claims to complete. But if you’re finding yourself strapped for time at…

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Find the CMS Web Site Information You Need With This Handy Tool

10. February 2010

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Is the CMS web site giving you the runaround? Bookmark this handy page of links and get straight to where you’re going. I’ve just moved to a new suburban town and I get lost a lot. All the streets go…

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How Medical Coders Can Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

8. February 2010

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9 Non-Surgical Fixes for Your Aching Wrists & Arms Question: Just as with most people who work on a computer for a lot of the day, I am a little concerned about getting carpal tunnel syndrome. In my medical…

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CPC Exam Prep: Your Running Start to the Practice Management Questions

3. February 2010

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Confused by Medicare mumbo-jumbo? This simple quick-start guide puts you ahead of the pack on 3 key terms. In a previous post, we got some good advice from Manas Maity, who

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Your Surefire Plan For Getting That Raise

26. January 2010

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Before you walk into your boss’s office, take these 4 preparatory steps. You may feel as though you’ve worked hard enough at your medical coding job to ask for a pay raise, but you might not get that raise if…

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Coding Manager’s Corner: Are Your Priorities In Order?

19. January 2010

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Take this quick test to find out whether you’ve got what it takes to lead a team. Are you a supervisor? Do you hope to be a supervisor someday? No matter what your management style, managers are faced with the…

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Ergonomics at Your Medical Coding Workstation

19. January 2010

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We’ve got the links to help you keep your wrists, back, and other body parts one happy, correct-coding machine. Quick. Take a look at the lady on the left. Does your posture at work or at your home…

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What Medical Coders Can Learn From David Lee Roth

13. January 2010

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Photo: Anders Lagerås If you’re not using this tool to prevent coding and billing mistakes, start now. If you remember the 1980s, you remember that notorious story about Van Halen. The hair…

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E-Mail Communication Tips for Medical Coders

6. January 2010

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Is that e-mail message unprofessional? Put it through this test before you hit ‘send’. Everyday, medical coders face situations that would tempt even a saint to send a snarky email message. That grouchy doctor who won’t follow documentation rules and…

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