AH216 Week 8 Discussion
Refection as a Medical Coder
Answer ONE of the Following questions for week 8 discussion forum.
1. The textbook came with a trail subscription to Optum’s EnCoderPro. Did you use this in week 1-7? If so, discuss your experience with this computer assisted coding. Talk about dependence on a coding tool vs. coding manuals. If you decide to become certified in coding, you are not able to take the certification exam using this kind of tool other than your coding manuals. Why do you think that is? What would happen if the physician you worked for did not have this Optum’s EnCoderPro?
2. You have just spent 8 weeks studying diligently to become a clinical coding specialist/medical coders. Discuss what progress you have made during this 8 week course. Be specific in discussing your own personal advancement. Relate this to what skills a stellar clinical coding specialist/medical coders needs to have to be successful. What will you do after this course to maintain the skills learned and what will you do to seek employment?