Myth Busting the Medical Billing and Coding Field

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Leading health education directory has launched a 20-page career guide on becoming a medical billing and coding specialist.

But when speaking with people in the profession, we learned that quality training, solid experience and good contacts are essential before anyone should even think about going out on their own. We were concerned about people who spend money on software and shoddy training and wanted to clarify misleading information.

Leading health education directory has launched a 20-page career guide on becoming a medical billing and coding specialist.

Health care reform is one of the top presidential election hot-button issues, with politicians calling for greater efficiencies industry-wide. Experts predict that the historically paper-heavy health care industry will soon be universally using computer technology to store patient records and transfer data between hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. A desire to stay ahead of this curve has made the medical billing and coding profession one of today's most sought-after careers. Responding to this increase in popularity, All Allied Health Schools has launched a comprehensive, 20-page career guide for people wishing to become medical billing and coding specialists. The online medical billing and coding guide can be found at http://www.AllAlliedHealthSchools.com/faqs/medical_coding_specialist.php.

In addition to up-to-date salary, certification and medical coding training information, the career guide clarifies misconceptions about the field. For example, medical billing and coding is typically thought of as one specialty, but medical billing and medical coding are really two separate specialties. However, studying both at the same time gives students a distinct advantage in the workforce.

Another common myth about the medical billing and coding industry is that it is easy to start an at-home medical billing and coding business. "While researching the field, we saw many ads touting how easy it is to start your own at-home medical billing and coding business with billing software and a simple training course," says Gerard Gravallese, career researcher for All Allied Health Schools. "But when speaking with people in the profession, we learned that quality training, solid experience and good contacts are essential before anyone should even think about going out on their own. We were concerned about people who spend money on software and shoddy training and wanted to clarify misleading information."

The medical billing and coding career guide includes pertinent articles on the subject, including The Truth About Medical Billing and Coding Software and Ten Tips for Starting an At-Home Medical Billing and Coding Business. Additionally, there is an informative interview with a medical coder who has 12 years experience, as well as an interview with a student currently enrolled in an accredited medical billing and coding course. The guide also covers the kinds of medical billing courses to expect, the differences between degree and certificate programs, how to get medical billing and coding scholarships, and information on hundreds of accredited medical billing schools. "For those thinking about starting a career in medical billing and coding, this career guide is must-read. Not only will it help students make an informed decision about their training, it will help them decide if medical billing and coding is the right career for them," said Gravallese.

About All Allied Health Schools
All Allied Health Schools is an Internet site dedicated to helping people interested in health care careers find the training they need to succeed. Users can search for health care schools, get information about education requirements and read articles about various specialties.

About All Star Directories
All Star Directories, Inc. is the Internet's fastest growing publisher of career and online school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs. From leading research institutions to fast-growing online and for-profit schools, more than 5,500 featured schools trust All Star Directories as the authority in online student recruitment. The All Star Directories network of sites focus on a wide range of fields including health care, art, business, teacher education, psychology, criminal justice, engineering and nursing.

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