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I update you from time to time about my ICD10CM/PCS medical coding studies. I'm learning HCPCS/CPT coding, too. My coursework began in July and I've had lots of studying to do after long schooldays.
Classmates and I are learning to translate medical records from hospitals, private medical offices, rehab centers, nursing homes, just name the medical facility, into alpha-numeric codes that provide At-a-Glance information to insurers and medical researchers about why someone needed specific medical care.
We've studied anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, mental health issues, medical terminology, US insurance laws and other related topics.
We take tests daily. Cumulative tests that keep us focused on remembering past lessons quite well.
The pressure-cooker classroom is populated with diverse types of women. At first blush, you could wonder if we'd get along with each other in what could easily become a highly competitive atmosphere.
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Graduation day is rapidly approaching (summertime). I'm excited to be completing a two-year certification course in less than one.
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