Good List of Professional Resources

networkingFor professionals in the field of medical billing and coding, there are a wide range of resources to help you seek employment as well as to keep yourself abreast of changes to the industry.  I found the excellent list below on an industry website. 

Some of these sites have links to other online courses, but readers here are already involved with Allen School and on the fast track to a top quality education.  Yet, all of these sites offer employment advice.  Some offer resume boosting tips and great networking opportunities.  Enjoy!

The organizations for Medical Billing Specialists, Claims Assistance Professionals, Coders, and the like are listed below. It is recommended that you join at least one, but research them beforehand, to find the appropriate one for your career goals. Keep in mind that these organizations may have a local chapter as well, so check your local Telephone Directory for local groups.
Alliance of Claims Assistance Professionals (ACAP) – 25500 Hawthorne Blvd #1158, Torrance CA 90505. (http://www.claims.org/, capinfo@claims.org).
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – 2480 South 3850 West, Suite B, Salt Lake City, Utah 84120; 800/626-CODE. (http://www.aapc.com/, info@aapc.com) Certification and extensive information for Coders, Office Managers, Claims Examiners, Hospital Outpatient Coders, Experienced Reimbursement Specialists and Coding Educators. The web site job ad section lets you post your résumé and receive job alerts by e-mail.
American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT) – 100 Sycamore Avenue, Suite M, Modesto, CA 95354; 800/982-2182. Their Web site at http://www.aamt.org has career information, employment opportunities, networking, local associations and approved education programs. You can post your résumé online and receive e-mail job alerts.
American Medical Billing Association (AMBA) – 4297 Forrest Drive, Sulphur, OK 73086; 580/622-2624. Their web site presents information about online courses, networking opportunities, and information on preparing for the examination to become a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist. Visit (http://www.ambanet.net/AMBA.htm).
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) – 230 East Ohio, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611-3269; 312/664-4467. (http://www.himss.org, himss@himss.org). Includes a membership directory, résumé posting, job alerts, and you can research potential employers and Career Development Resources with résumé and interviewing advice and more. Members only.

 

Health Professions Institute (HPI) – PO Box 801, Modesto, CA 95355-0801; 209/551-2112. (http://www.hpisum.com/  , hpi@hpisum.com) Publishes many books, periodicals and conducts seminars for the medical transcription community. HPI has a free Student Network and information on medical transcription courses. Perspectives magazine (an e-zine) is free to medical transcription professionals.
Medical Coding and Billing – Information about coding and billing careers on http://www.medicalcodingandbilling.com includes certification, education, and also medical office management career information. Lists of professional associations.
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) – 104 Inverness Terrace East, Englewood, CO 80012, 303/799-1111or 877/275-6462. (www.mgma.com) This organization is designed for the supervisors of medical group practices. The Web site has job ads, networking, internship information and a Core Learning Series for education. Jobs ads are in monthly publication MGMA Connections.
Medical Records Institute – 425 Boylston Street, 4th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02116; 617/964-3923. This organization’s web site (http://www.medrecinst.com/index.html, cust_service@medrecinst.com) promotes electronic health records, mobile health, and related applications.
MT Jobs – http://www.mtjobs.com/ Sponsored by MT Daily, this site provides free job searches, résumé posting. email job alerts and employer profiles.
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) – 134 Evergreen Place, 9th Floor, East Orange, NJ 07018; 800/499-9092 or 973/678-9100. The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) offers education, training and certification for many health care jobs, including Certified Medical Trans-criptionist (CMT) and Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS).(http://www.nha2000.com/)
Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM) – 461 East Ten Mile Road, Pensacola, Florida 32534-9714; 800/451-9311. (http://www.pahcom.com/) Web site has information on education, local chapters, and on the Certified Medical Manager exam. The Benefits page of the web site posts job openings.

14 Responses to “Good List of Professional Resources”

  1. Roslyn Roe

    I could not believe the work that has went into this blog. Thank you. In today’s jobless market it is a breath of fresh air. The resources that are given are meny and will help in finding a job.

  2. Helena Henry

    Anthony, thank you so much for all the work you put into compiling this list.. I knew there were a lot of resources out there, but didn’t know how to find them all. I know that once I have several years coding experience, I can expand my horizons and you have made it easy for me to see what the possibilities are with this list.. I’ve just printed out a copy to keep for future reference. Once again, thanks.

    • You’re welcome. Glad to meet you in our corner of the Blogosphere!Please come here and visit this blog regularly and I promise to continue to work hard to provide content of value to you and other readers.

  3. This list is amazing! I just saved to my favorites list of websites and I will be printing it out as well! I’ve been looking up transcription information for a while now and only got one good site that could not help me since I have no experience. Thhhhaaaannnnnkkksss!

  4. Brenda Moore

    Anthony great list of websites it is very helpful. Thabk you.

    Some job searching tips that I haved learned about in this course are that job searching can be stressful, because there are so many others applying to the same jobs. You should apply to as many relevant jobs as possible and sure that your resume is updated and professional in apperance. Make sure that it shows the areas of your expertise and your strongest qualities. There are many different ways to search for employment such as through employment agencies , newspapers and even aquaintances. When you get an interview you should arrive early, dress appropriately and comfortable, be confident and optimistic about the interview. Always thank them for their time before you leave the interview.

  5. What GREAT information! I love to surf the web for information all the time. You really saved me some time to work on a great resume instead.
    The past nine plus months I have invested in my second future job. Looking for something different, expanding my knowledge, going to the next level. Do I sound like my nest is empty, well almost?
    Going back to school was scary and an exciting new venture. I have challenged myself again and with a great feeling of accomplishment I can learn something new. Now I am ready to share my new knowledge and show someone what I am capable of in working and helping within the HealthCare field.
    How are companies looking at the prospective employee? The recession has changed how companies are looking for employees. Companies have a big pool to choose from so…I really need to make my Resume stand out.

  6. Gloria Fetter

    Thank you, Anthony, for your very informative list of websites. Not only did you take the time to put this list together, but also have a blerb about each website as well. You have saved me and others I’m sure, many hours of searching the internet. I will be copying this list and keeping at my desk! Thanks again.

  7. Marti Van Hoose

    Anthony,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Great list and now I will get to work.

    For others: If you are having a hard time getting into the B&C because employers are looking for experience, you have the alternative of starting a unique kind of business. Many alternative and naturopathic doctors and specilists are beginning not to “take” insurance. This is so they can charge and make what they want. But if patients have a PPO, you can set yourself up as a business that will help them get reimbursement from their insurance companies. You can advertise in nature magazines (seek out health food stores and alternative medicine doctors). Have a nice brochure and cards printed up and circulate to these doctors. The advantage to them is that their patients will get needed reimbursement and be able to afford to continue with that doctor, yet the doctor will not have to supervise or be involved in the claims process. If anyone wants me to contact them about this, blog back.

  8. Melanie Martin

    Thank you Anthony for all the great information you have given us. I did join aapc.com and it has been the best thing for me. I posted my resume on their site and have received several job inquiries. The only bad thing is that you can only specify your state and not your city so you get job inquires from all over. However, this does provide you with websites from facilities that may be in your area as well. My local chapter sends emails sometimes of positions available here in my city.

    I have job hunting advice for those who think they should not apply for jobs that want more experience than you have. If it is within reason (3 years) go a head and apply. You already have one year with the school. In my former job, looked at many resumes from applicants who applied for the store manager position but were not qualified. I would call them in for an interview anyway because I had other positions that they were qualified for. So go for it! You never know what other positions they may have available but just haven’t posted it.

  9. Kim Schoneman

    I think these are excellent resources for new students that are getting ready to either start their schooling or like myself are at the end, Resources like this are hard to come by all on one place that is. Thank- you for putting this all on one place, It will save me a lot of time and I can focus on the information you provided to gain knowledge of wonderful job sites that will hopefully land me a job in the field of which I am finishing school for.

  10. Tami Bradshaw

    GREAT INFORMATION!
    Going back to school after 29 yearssince I have graduated highschool has been a very scary and exciting adventure for me. I never would have thought that I could have done it. But here I am in my last week and it feels fantastic.

    The work that you ahve put into this blog is fantastic. I want to personally thank you for this list of great resources. As a new comer to the Medical coding and billing field this information is extremely helpful in helping myself and others to have access to a list of so many resources in one place.

    Once again THANK YOU!

    Tami Bradshaw

  11. I have just completed Medical Coding and billing classes from Allen School Online. I will soon be out in the job market tracking down a new career. The information you have listed is going to be very helpful! This blog is going to save me hours of very time consuming research! I truly appreciate all the work you have done, and appreciate your kindness and sharing!!! Best wishes to you!!
    Tammy Losher

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