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risk adjustment and HCC coding (CRC credential)

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Re: risk adjustment and HCC coding (CRC credential)
by Julie McL - Thursday, 26 October 2017, 10:39 AM

Don't be afraid to apply with the CPC-A that you already have - there are companies willing to train.  :)   There are a few challenges with this type of field though.  The biggest is that its seasonal; when charts run out you may not have communication that there isn't more work, or communication at all.  Also, I found that my work experience hasn't always been recognized because its not complete coding (diagnosis/procedure), BUT you will be introduced to numerous types of charts and not limited to only inpatient/outpatient/ED/etc.  I've enjoyed RA coding overall, but it's important to understand the challenges as well.