Monday, December 21, 2009

Medical Coding

Even in these times of economic crisis when jobs are getting scarce, the medical field still looks promising.

One does not have to spend years in medical or nursing school to be in this field as there are other jobs which require only a couple of months of training. Medical coding training courses, which can be taken online for as less as nine months, prepare one for a job in the finance departments of hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, health care facilities, insurance companies, and other medical facilities. Medical coding specialists assign codes to identify medical diagnoses and procedures on the patient's records. The coding allows insurance companies to process claims accurately and make payments to providers, as well as reimburse individuals. This is one of the fastest growing jobs in the medical and healthcare industry.

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