top medical billing and coding blog posts of 2016

Blog revised on February 16, 2022.

Medical billing and coding is one of the faster growing healthcare professions, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting that the field will add 34,300 new positions a year for the next decade. That means it’s a career that can offer a lot of opportunities to land a rewarding job! If you’re not sure what medical billers and coders do, want to know more about the job opportunities available, or just understand what you’ll learn in a medical billing and coding course, check out these top blog posts!

1. Study Tips to Help You Memorize Medical Terminology

Memorizing medical terminology can seem like a daunting task for any medical billing and coding student. In this blog post, we highlight various study strategies and resources that can help students learn and retain even the most complex medical terms. From “old-fashioned” reference books to digital tutorials and mobile apps, there are plenty of creative and effective ways to tackle memorizing medical billing and coding terminology.

Study Tips to Help You Memorize Medical Terminology
Memorizing the depth and breadth of medical terminology can seem like a daunting task for any medical billing and coding student. In this blog post, we highlight various study strategies and resources that can help students learn and retain even the most complex medical terms. From “old-fashioned” reference books to digital tutorials and mobile apps, there are plenty of creative and effective ways to tackle memorizing medical billing and coding terminology.

2. How to Stay Ahead of Medical Billing and Coding Changes

New technology and coding systems are changing the way medical billing and coding professionals perform their jobs. In this blog post, we explore the new ICD-10 coding system introduced in 2015, how to navigate electronic health records and ways that professionals can keep pace with these and other changes. Both current and aspiring medical billing and coding professionals can benefit from this quick read.

3. Which Medical Coding and Billing Certification Exam Should You Take?

Earning a medical coding and billing certification opens up many doors, but which certification is the best? In this blog post, we analyze three of the most common certifications - the CPC, CBCS, and CCA - including exam requirements, topics covered, potential work environments, and more. We compare the three and help readers pick the certification that best aligns with their medical coding and billing career goals.

4. Must-Have Medical Billing and Coding Skills

What skills do you need to be a successful medical billing and coding professional? In this blog post, we cover the in-demand skills you need to prepare for a job in the field. From technical skills like understanding medical coding, to soft skills like teamwork and attention to detail, you’ll learn the important things you need to work on to take the next steps toward a career as a medical biller and coder.

5. Trends Impacting the Medical Billing and Coding Field

Changes to the medical field, including new laws and regulations, have a big impact on coding procedures. In this blog post, learn more about trends that have impacted the field and how that has affected what you learn in a medical billing and coding course!

On the Student Life Blog, we’re frequently sharing industry information, program opportunities, and all the facts about the medical billing and coding industry. Check back often for all you need to get started, get going, and get your medical billing and coding career in motion!