For 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/, firstname.lastname@example.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/, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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/ , email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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