Medical Coding School
               8146 Greenback Lane #109               
                     Fair Oaks, CA 95628

      Phone: 916-217-3367 or 530-676-7961
FAQ's and ICD-10 CM

  • Will coders eventually be replaced by computer Program?
    • No. A medical coder would still be needed to navigate the program. Coding is not always black and white, there is a lot of gray area.

  • Will this field continue to grow?
    • Yes.  It's one of the top 10 fastest growing professions, according to the Dept. of Labor.

         .    What is the typical salary of a coder?      

  • That really depends on where you're working.  Hospital vs Clinic  or West Coast vs Mid West. The typical wage around Sacramento is $19-$23 hour to start.

         .       Do I need a medical background to do this?
        No.  You will have to have a grip on medical terminology and anatomy & physiology
  •   ICD 10 is coming.  Do I have to retest for that and will it make    coding harder?
      No.  With ICD- 10 coming in the year 2015, you will need to bone up on your anatomy and medical terminology.

  • When will you begin teaching ICD-10 coding?
  • Spring 2015       

  • Can I work from home being in this profession?
    • Yes.  Several hospitals in the Sacramento area are doing that already.  
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