August 1, 2011
Medical Coding Certification
What and Why
Obtaining certification signifies and distinguishes that the individual tested is competent and knowledgeable in a particular field. While coding certification is not always a requirement for employment, it will often improve chances of hire and enhance opportunities for advancement in the field. It can also translate into the ability to obtain a higher salary.
Various certifications are available from various certifiers (no particular...
July 1, 2011
Taking the time and energy to set up and maintain a professional and organized home-based business requires time, energy and planning. Once you learn to manage your time efficiently, maintaining your business will be easier. Even those with the best of intentions will find there are days when time will not cooperate. By establishing a routine that works for you, your clients and your family, you will be able to decrease stress. If you begin each day asking, “Where do I...
June 1, 2011
Transcription Productivity and Payment
Both Medical and Legal Transcription have become a primarily incentivized pay process since the preponderance of transcriptionists now work at home and hours or salary-based employment is not common practice. Self-employed transcriptionists charge that way as well. Students and new workers (newbies) entering the fields ask about pay ranges and how to increase production. We’re going to talk about production tools in a minute, but let’s look at baseline...
May 2, 2011
Legal Transcription Careers
A sluggish economy profoundly affects jobs so resourceful people look for alternative career opportunities. As we keep saying, medical and legal careers are good options. In this release, we are going to discuss legal careers. We provide paralegal, transcription and legal assistant, all good opportunities. The topic is about legal transcription, a great choice for those who are committed to work at home. Work is readily available in transcription from the...
March 31, 2011
ETHICS 101 MEDICAL FIELD
Ever thought about the business ethics relating to billing, transcription or coding? What are ethics? They are a set of moral principles and for our purposes, they are the rules of conduct recognized to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc., in this case professional ethics.
Let’s look at some of the ethical standards in the related fields of healthcare. Since MTs, billers, coders, and medical office personnel are certainly...
March 1, 2011
BUILDING A HOME-BASED MT BUSINESS
Due to lay-offs, corporate down-sizing, and advances in technology, many people are finding themselves out of a job. Starting a home-based business is the answer for many Americans.
Questions to ask before starting a home-based business:
Can I make enough money as a freelancer/home-based business owner?
Do I have the skills needed to operate my own home business?
What experience and expertise do I have in the business I might start?
February 3, 2011
Work-At-Home Career Training
Meditec offers career training in several areas that are great for those who want to work at home. Many people come to us each year wanting to train in a career that would afford them the ability to work at home and make a decent income.
Medical transcriptionists work at home transcribing audio dictation to create the patient medical record. Most MTs work at home. This career path requires a comprehensive medical vocabulary, ability to type...
January 17, 2011
Ah, a brand new year! A time to reflect, plan, hope and implement. This is a good time to re-evaluate life paths. Am I happy? Maybe just content? Am I productive? How am I doing financially? Are the goals I set a lifetime ago or just last year still on track? Are they achievable? Looking back at the past year, did I improve things? Did things change for the better or for the worse? How did I/do I measure up? It’s a good time to reflect on where we are and where we...
December 15, 2010
ALL ABOUT ICD-10
Many people are wondering what ICD-10 is and how implementation will affect their medical coding careers. The fact is that nearly every country except the United States is already using ICD-10. ICD 9 was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 1970s. ICD-10 was developed by WHO in 1993, and most countries adopted it very quickly. So the question, is why do we need a new book? The answer is simply that ICD 9 has run out of room! With advances in medical...
Cross-Training: The Smart Choice
In an unsure economy having a multitude of employable skills is your best defense. Money in the bank means little if you lose your job and cannot find another. In a scenario such as this, you would likely see all of your savings drain away quickly. Cross-training from medical transcription into medical coding and billing is a smart choice. Whereas there are plenty of MT jobs available, it is still a wise choice to expand your career options. Also, if you...