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Certified Medical Coder Medical Coders assign specific code numbers to a wide range of medical procedures in order to calculate patient bills and allow proper payment by insurers and other payers. $60,000 High school/vocational-technical degree required. Must complete Medical Coder program through a community college and obtain a Certified Coding Specialist credential. High school/vocational-technical school
Medical Secretary Medical Secretaries prepare medical charts, reports, and correspondence, and make sure that a complex array of medical paperwork reaches the appropriate staff. They also assist with scheduling. 20,450 $36,060 High school/vocational-technical degree required; some college preferred. High School / Vocational Technical School
Receptionist Health Care Receptionists welcome guests, assist with making appointments, and direct visitors to the correct contacts within the organization. 21,950 $26,160 High school/vocational-technical degree required. High School / Vocational Technical School
Certified Coding Associate (CCA) The CCA credential recognizes coders by exhibiting commitment and representing coding competencies across all settings, including both hospitals and physician practices. For more information Visit : http://ahima.org/certification/cca.aspx $47,870 Must fulfill the education and examination requirements to earn AHIMA's CCA credential. High School Diploma or equlivant (no change)
Certified Coding Specialist (CCP) and Certified Coding Specialist, Physician-based (CCSP) CCS and CCS-P professionals work in a variety of healthcare settings, managing and delivering coding capability and compliance. For more information visit : http://ahima.org/certification/ccs.aspx $54,145 Must fulfill the education and examination requirements to earn AHIMA's CCP credential http://ahima.org/certification/ccs.aspx