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Medical Billing and Coding Training Resource Guide

Outlook Bright for Medical Billing and Coding Specialists

General Resource Guide

Medical billing and coding specialists are an important part of a medical department. It takes a lot of hard work and training to become a certified medical billing and coding specialist. The purpose of this resource guide is to provide information for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a medical billing and coding specialist.

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An Alternative Path in Healthcare: Health Information Technology (HIT)

Have you ever wondered how to enter the healthcare industry without acquiring a specialized patient-centric education, or have you wanted to use other applicable skills while assisting medical professionals?

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Todo lo que necesitas saber acerca del programa ESL de Medtech

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Click here to read in English.

En Medtech, hacemos posible que adquieras nuevas habilidades lingüísticas y te prepares para ser extraordinario en tu futura carrera. Si quieres aprender a hablar, leer y comprender el inglés, nuestro programa de Inglés como Segunda Lengua (ESL por sus siglas en inglés) está diseñado para desarrollar tu conocimiento fundamental del lenguaje y cultura.

Hay muchos programas de ESL, así que ¿Por qué debes elegir a Medtech?

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Everything You Need to Know About Medtech’s ESL Program

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At Medtech, we make it possible for you to gain new language skills and prepare to be extraordinary in your future career. If you want to learn how to speak, read and comprehend English, our English as a Second Language program is designed to build your fundamental knowledge of the language and culture.

There are plenty of ESL programs out there, so why should you choose Medtech?

Our ESL classes feature an intensive curriculum that can teach you how to speak, listen, read and write in English. Our instructors can help you develop a basic understanding of grammar, gain academic reading and writing skills, learn proper pronunciation, develop your presentation techniques, and strengthen your speaking strategies.

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Enough About the Politics: What Does Obamacare Mean for You?

Ever since November 2009, one piece of legislation has dominated almost every conversation about healthcare in America: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. As members of the medical community, however, it is crucial that we understand not only the basics of the new law, but also what the new law means for nurses and others in healthcare support occupations.

Signed into law on March 23, 2010, Obamacare represents the largest change in the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. Here are some Obamacare facts that you need to know:

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Benefits of Two-Year Associate Degree Programs

For many, a two-year Associate degree program offers advantages over a traditional four-year program.  Choosing the right college is vital to help avoid the debt (and difficulties repaying it) that so many students experience. With a national student debt topping $1 trillion dollars, more students are now considering an Associate degree to save money and avoid large student loans.

Here are some benefits of earning a two-year degree:

1. Eliminates unnecessary classes
A two-year program can eliminate coursework that is unrelated to the degree the student hopes to earn.   

2. Focuses on job skills

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Overcoming the Fear of Shots

Nobody likes shots, but we all have to get them. It’s not uncommon to be afraid of shots either. Here are some tips to help you or someone you know conquer the fear of the needle.

What to do on the day of the shot

Keep a positive attitude.Thinking about the needle will only stress you out. Instead, try reminding yourself about the long-term health benefits that greatly outweigh the momentary discomfort of the shot.

Tell your doctor if you’re anxious.Letting your doctor know about any fear or anxiety you might have will allow him or her to walk you through the process. The doctor can help keep you relaxed and put things in perspective.

Consider applying an anesthetic.If you’re afraid of the pain from the needle, ask your doctor about using an aesthetic beforehand to help numb the area of the shot and dull the pain.

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Preparing for the TEAS

Everything you need to know for the first step to nursing school.

If you've considered applying for nursing school, you've probably heard about the TEAS. While people seem to be more familiar with the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations, the TEAS is a common preadmission test used by many nursing programs. TEAS, which stands for Test of Essential Academic Skills, is administered through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education. The test is a basic aptitude test designed to identify students who would succeed in nursing school and who have the ability to think like a nurse. While all examinations can seem a bit daunting, it's important to remember that it's another step to figuring out if nursing school truly is for you.

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Five Nursing Facts

On May 6, healthcare providers will celebrate those who give so much to the industry on National Nurses Day, also known as National RN Recognition Day. The event is the kickoff to National Nurses Week, which begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthdate of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale. The celebration is designed to recognize the contributions and commitments nurses make and educate the public about the significant work they perform.

To honor all of the nurses across the country who remain steadfast in their dedication to the profession, here are a few facts you may not know about the nursing profession – feel free to share them with the nurses in your life.

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What is the difference between Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner?

Nursing offers solid career options in addition to being personally rewarding. In their career path, nurses can advance through gaining experience and additional education. Registered nurses and practical nurses are the most common types of nurses.

What is a registered nurse?

A registered nurse (RN) specializes in treating and educating patients and assisting doctors. RNs serve mainly in an assistance role; their day-to-day tasks include monitoring and recording patients’ symptoms, ordering diagnostic tests, creating care plans, and preparing patients for examinations or treatments.

What type of education or degree is needed to become an RN?

Usually, RNs have completed a diploma, Associate or Bachelor’s degree program to prepare for the standardized National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)-RN.

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