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Many people are seeking medical coder careers these days because of the vast opportunities in the field of health information management. The number of medical services being provided by hospitals and physician offices is increasing, and new medical coding jobs are being created to match the demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the pool of medical coding jobs is expected to grow at least 21% in the ten years leading up to 2020. That equates to about 37,700 openings!
The proliferation of electronic health records is also impacting the field. Because paper is being phased out of health systems nationwide, facilities need to hire talented HIM professionals with great computer skills. Medical coding jobs are all about keeping up with technology as patient data moves to all-electronic formats.
Most medical coding jobs involve handling claims for reimbursement from private and public insurance companies. These processes can be confusing to people who aren’t familiar with the codes that are applied to different medical services. That’s why detail-oriented HIM professionals are always in demand. See what we mean by browsing through the coder openings posted right here on the ADVANCE job board.