I am currently in transition in that we just moved to a new area with a whole new life attached to it. I am awaiting my state license but am trying to figure out how going back to shift work will fit into the mix here. I have been having all sorts of career uncertainties lately anyway. Between the move, my age and family life, I am trying to figure out what to do with myself. Reinventing is tough at this stage in my life. I was contemplating sitting for the certification exam to do some medical coding in the interim. My good friend has all of the materials and took the exam without taking a course and in reviewing the materials, with serious studying I think I can handle it. I figured it is something that I could probably do on the side despite where my nursing career takes me. I am wondering though too if there is any advantage to having this certification along with an RN as far as job market goes. Could it possibly help if I were to someday work in case management or something of the sort.
Any experience or advice?
Aug 24, '12
by HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD
The transition to ICD-10 has been a bit delayed, but is going to hit healthcare providers like a tsunami! Implementation is going to require massive amounts of training because it will require practice changes for anyone whose documentation provides the basis for reimbursement. Many organizations are scrambling to build in these changes into their EMRs....
So, I imagine that there are going to be plenty of opportunities for anyone who is savvy enough to help organizations with this massive effort - by teaching or helping to reconfigure documentation systems. Nursing roles that will be most involved will be those working in case management, utilization review and physician practice integration.
Last edit by HouTx on Aug 24, '12
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