BC Advantage - 2011 Issue 12

Putting Certified Coders In Their Place

Although some medical practices have employed and utilized certified coders for decades, holdouts exist in our industry. Even the most seasoned managers and practice administrators occasionally need reminding of the importance credentialed coders offer to their organizations. This article points to the roles our coders can hold or grow into; it cannot possibly address all possible scenarios. As a result, practice managers should allow the mix of imagination and personal aptitude and attributes frame how individual coders are recognized and employed within each office.According to AAPC's 2009 Salary Survey 56% of coders work in medical practices.* Of...

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