AH216 Week 8 Discussion
Refection as a Medical Coder
Answer ONE of the Following
questions for week 8 discussion forum.
textbook came with a trail subscription to Optums EnCoderPro. Did you use this
in week 1-7? If so, discuss your experience with this computer assisted coding.
Talk about dependence on a coding tool vs. coding manuals. If you decide to
become certified in coding, you are not able to take the certification exam
using this kind of tool other than your coding manuals. Why do you think that
is? What would happen if the physician you worked for did not have this Optums
have just spent 8 weeks studying diligently to become a clinical coding
specialist/medical coders. Discuss what progress you have made during this 8
week course. Be specific in discussing your own personal advancement. Relate
this to what skills a stellar clinical coding specialist/medical coders needs
to have to be successful. What will you do after this course to maintain the
skills learned and what will you do to seek employment?