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Re: Medical Coding/Billing training programs
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2015, 11:35:18 am »
ang daming companies hiring ng medical coders ngayon, iba iba qualifications needed

Omega healthcare (pasig)
(Mckinley Hill)
>HCCA - CPC required
>UST Global-CPC required, RN
>UHG

(BGC)
>e4e

(Ortigas)
>Omega Healthcare

(Cubao)
>Sutherland

**teledeveloptment agency hiring rin



hirap maghanap kapag hindi RN at hindi certified  :(

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« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2015, 04:26:26 pm »
Guys! May balita ako na may nag ooffer na ng online medical coding training. Anyone here with experience with TeleDevelopment? Nadiscover ko online: http://www.teledevelopment.com.ph/online-medical-coding-courses/

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« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2015, 01:58:31 pm »
hiring ata miramed ngayon

may alam ba kayo na company na hiring ng;

non certified coder at no coding experience at hinndi requirement RN/BSN pero life science course graduate?

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Re: Medical Coding/Billing training programs
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2015, 12:39:24 am »
Hello Everyone!

To answer everyone's question/FAQs:

Salary range of Medical Coders:
It depends on your experience and certification. Meaning: Kahit may certification ka, if you don't have medical coding experience, you will not get big salary... YET. gain more experience muna. Salary range for unexperienced/unlicensed as low as 13k to as high as 22k.. I would say na sa licensed but no experience it would be mga 20k-25k.. companies give credit din naman na licensed ka na. Once you get experience and licensed or certified ka na, you'll be eyeing for 30-60k basic salary on top pa mga incentives and allowances. Of course, depends again sa experience and sa need ng company for coders. DISCLAIMER: Wag muna manglaki mata okay? :D Range yan: I started at 17k>22k>33k (Certified na ako when i got 33k)>36k>43k>50k (3years coder here).


Required ba na Nurse?:
Personally I would say yes. But you can still try. Basically what we do is we read patient's charts and we analyze them if they are well supported/active/established/principal diagnosis/secondary diagnosis lang then we give them codes for reimbursement and statistics purposes. I have an office mate na P.T. before, and mejo nahirapan sya mag cope up. Meron din naman na Med Tech, pero she was able to perform very well. Depende din siguro sa analyzation skills mo and sa galing mo sa pagresearch.

Bakit mahal ang training?:

It includes the books (3 books yun ICD, HCPCS, CPT) all 3 books siguro around 5k php (not sure)
It includes the exam itself: 325$
And syempre yung bayad pa sa training center. :)
this is for CPC okay (under ng AAPC) CCS (Under ng AHIMA) is different; I have no IDEA.

Kaya ba ng self study?
Kaya naman siguro if may experience ka na sa coding.. if wala, baka mabaliw ka. hahaha lalo na sa CPT, pero malay mo naman super talino mo, baka kayanin mo. :D

Which is better HCBI or Teledevelopment?
Mas madami ako kilala na nakapasa from HCBI. Wala pa ako nameet from Teledevelopment.. and ang alam ko ang HCBI din ang nagproproctor ng exam dito sa Pinas (unless the company will fly in someone from AAPC/US to proctor the exam for its employees)

Which Company is GOOD?
Depende naman sa empleyado kung pano nya titingnana ang nageempleyo sa kanya. And of course may mga benefits na meron si company A pero wala si Company B, C and D and vice versa.

I would suggest to look for this basics to consider:
>Paid Leaves
>HMO/Healthcard: May company na libre 2 dependents may company na wala. May company na libre nga 2 dependents mo, pero after 6 months mo pa saka mo maeenrol. Look for a company na Day 1 mo pa lang sa work, covered na ang dependents and libre pa. :)
>Group Life insurance
>Allowance
>Performance Incentives

Here are the super bonus perks (these perks exists sa ibang company; ang galing pag may ganito)
>Medicine reimbursement
>Tenureship/Retention Bonus
>Ophtha (Glasses) Allowance


I hope I am able to help you colleagues.

I would say that Medical Coding is my career na. It's very nice that this kind of opportunity opened up here in the Philippines. I am one of those Nurses na hirap na hirap humanap ng matinong trabaho before and I really cannot do volunteer jobs kasi wala naman trabaho na parents ko. Hindi ako nagsisisi na iniwan ko yung work ko before and took the risk to explore this opportunity.. :D


DISCLAIMER ULET:
Everything here might not apply to everyone; mind the "depends" okay? :)

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Re: Medical Coding/Billing training programs
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2015, 06:01:04 pm »
Thank you so much for posting this sis Wildshy!
super konti pa lang ng medical coders kaya wala pa masyadong gtalker hehe

good luck satin mga sis

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Re: Medical Coding/Billing training programs
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2015, 06:59:17 pm »
For those of you who may want to become a medical coder, hindi naman kailangan na matalino ka or medical related yung course mo. Kase lahat naman ng guidelines nasa book eh. Dapat attentive ka lang talaga at mabilis magbasa. Konting push siguro galing sa mga instructors kase may mga guidelines na parang "huh? ano daw yun" tapos kapag sila na nagturo, madali at simple lang pala yung sinasabi ng guideline.
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« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2015, 07:23:29 am »
Hello wildshy... Ask ko lang kung san company yung first day pa lang ng work.. Meron na hmo kasama na din dependents. Thanks..

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« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2016, 05:52:05 pm »
Hello Gtalkers, I passed the CPC exam and ICD10. Im a life science graduate with 9 years background in medical documentation. Meron akong training from DOH and previous company in ICD10. In addition, nagenroll din ako sa medical coding school in Makati. After my three-month training and cert, Nahirapan akong maghanap ng work na pang umaga.. There are two companies that could offer AM shift (Omega and UHG, both with 23-25k offer for newly certified but with 1-2yr bond). However, they are not hiring at this time (February 2016) due to unknown reason, but maybe they will start hiring again in March. Other companies have Graveyard shift na, like VKPO and EXL but not the usual medical coder job description and Miramed with 25k. If you are newly certified without experience, wag kana magaksaya ng time to try Sutherland as they require 6 month experience. Also, if you're certified but not a nurse, dont try Microsourcing or Altegra. I hope these tips could help you narrow down your choices. I am not an anti of any company, Im just sharing so that some of the CPCs could save time and effort. I can delete this post if a company mentioned above is against my statement, thanks.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2016, 11:37:32 pm by LadyBag »

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« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2016, 09:43:01 pm »
Hi sis, ask ko lang regarding med coder, nahirapan ka ba humanap ng work? Nag training palang ako ngaun sa feb pa kasi exam ko. Sang company ang na try mo na mataas ang offer for entry level certified coder? Thanks

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« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2016, 11:33:53 pm »
Hi sis, ask ko lang regarding med coder, nahirapan ka ba humanap ng work? Nag training palang ako ngaun sa feb pa kasi exam ko. Sang company ang na try mo na mataas ang offer for entry level certified coder? Thanks
Hello, focus ka muna sa exam sis :) yung sa akin, madali lang naman makahanap... Yung shift lang ako nahirapan kasi morning ang gusto ko, or at least shifting talaga na sched ang ibibigay. Majority kasi, sasabihin is depende sa client.. If nurse ka, Altegra ang nakita kong okay for entry level and Miramed if okay ka sa night shift.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2016, 11:37:04 pm by LadyBag »

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Re: Medical Coding/Billing training programs
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2016, 05:49:08 pm »
Thanks sis.

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Re: Medical Coding/Billing training programs
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2016, 11:07:46 am »
hello po, im from baguio po, and im interested to take up medical coding, may mairerecommend ba kayo na onlice course for medical coding. salamat

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« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2016, 02:06:16 pm »
hello.. guys any tips po sa CPC exam? magtetake na po ko exam next month. Online course lang ako. Sana magbigay po kayo tips, time managment prioritization, etc. thanks!

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« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2016, 07:38:46 pm »
^ sis answer mo muna yung madadaling topics like rad, path and lab anatomy and business of medicine para maka pondo ka ng time kasi marami bumabagsak dahil sa hindi natapos yung exam.

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« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2016, 10:07:39 am »
thanks sis!  :) are you done with medical coding exam? nag oonline review lang ako. nahihrapan ako.. di ko natatapos yung mga practice exam.

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« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2016, 10:40:22 am »
^Sa teledev ba yan? Mahirap kase kapag online review lalo kapag wala ka pang experience sa billing or coding. Try mo magenrol sa school. May mga techniques dun kung paano mapapabilis yung pagtake mo ng exam.
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« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2016, 03:08:56 pm »
hello mga sis! I'm currently working as a nurse abroad. due to some reasons, plan ko na magstay for good sa Pinas later next year.

planning to take the CPC exam kung nasan ako ngayon, para pag uwi, yun sana ang work na gusto ko, normal office work sana, at di shifting.

questions lang mga sis,

1. may expiration ba ang CPC-A? plan ko magtake this year, pero uwi ako for good later next year. may more than 1 year gap siya.

2. wala akong training certificate na maipprovide pag maghanap ng work, just in case makapasa lang, un lang ang certificate ko, makakahanap kaya ako agad ng work? though I have a background naman using ICD9.

thank you mga sis!

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Re: Medical Coding/Billing training programs
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2016, 06:29:57 pm »
Magkano po ang course fee? I'm planning to stay nadin sa Pinas. Nakakapagod na kumayod abroad. Nghahanap din ako ng ibang work related to nursing.

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« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2016, 02:11:26 pm »
^Nasa 80k po. :)
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« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2016, 02:40:08 pm »
Magkano po kaya ang salary kapag walang experience? Gusto ko sana mag apply ng ibang work. I'm a license nurse but no hospital experience.

 


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