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Med-Line Continues to Pave the Way with ICD-9 and ICD-10 Training

Posted by Chad Sines on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 @ 03:00 PM

Medical CodingAs a medical transcriptionist, you already have the requisite knowledge to be a successful medical coder. Whether you’re fresh out of school or a veteran transcriptionist, your advanced knowledge in areas like medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology gives you a head start in becoming a medical coder. Over the next decade, the healthcare documentation industry is expected to grow by more than 20 percent, creating an increased demand for professional coders. With a skill set that includes medical transcription and medical coding, you’ll be ideally positioned to compete for the most lucrative jobs in the industry. Getting the training you need to take charge of the healthcare documentation industry has never been easier or more affordable.

Since 1990, Med-Line School has been the industry leader in healthcare documentation training. We have trained students to be medical transcriptionists, medical coders, and administrative medical assistants and we were the first to offer a transition course in medical coding for MTs. Med-Line continues to lead the way with the introduction of our new medical coding bridge course. Premiering in January, 2013, our medical coding course is the only program to offer ICD-9 and ICD-10 training in a single program. Learning the current and future coding standards simultaneously prepares you to work as a medical coder today and into the future.

The medical coding bridge course will train you to the highest coding standards—allowing you to work confidently in any healthcare setting. Our training program offers physician-based and hospital-based coding, so you’ll be prepared to work with any and all healthcare providers. With the addition of ICD-10 training, you’ll be an invaluable asset to those employers as they deal with the EHR transition. With our comprehensive medical coding training, you can explore greater career options and be more successful in your profession.

Geared specifically toward MTs, our medical coding bridge course is designed to build on your existing knowledge base quickly and efficiently. As a medical transcriptionist, you already possess the medical knowledge needed to be a medical coder. Our bridge course uses your existing knowledge, and teaches you how to adapt it for medical coding. Instead of spending months covering material you already know, our course immediately begins teaching you how to transition that knowledge into medical coding. This approach saves you time and money, and allows you to start working as a medical coder in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take. The course can be completed online in only four months, making it easy to add medical coding to your skill set without any disruption to your family and current career.

Adding medical coding to your MT resume will make you more valuable to current employers and more marketable to prospective employers. As the healthcare documentation industry grows, your training will set you apart from other applicants vying for the same opportunities. The time and money spent on our medical coding bridge course is an investment in your future. That investment will pay off in increased opportunities and success. If you’re a medical transcriptionist who’s ready for the increased rewards and challenges offered by a career in medical coding, enroll in our bridge course for MTs today.

Enrolling before December 31st guarantees you the lowest tuition for this exciting new program. Your tuition includes all of the books you will need to complete your coursework. As we get closer to the implementation of ICD-10, the demand for this course will increase, resulting in higher tuition. A small down payment locks in your tuition, protecting you from increasing rates. Take your first step on a more lucrative career path by enrolling today.


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Topics: Medical Coding Training