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Question by Lia A: For Medical Coding in Austin, TX which is the accredited certification for jobs & high salaries?
Answer by S Jenny
The CPC certification from AAPC is the most influential credential that medical coders can have for jobs in Austin, Texas. That’s because it’s a nationally accredited qualification that employers see as demonstrative of coding skills. It is also a more practical, affordable qualification because you can get it by passing the CPC exam.
To prepare for and pass this exam in Austin (or any part of TX), I recommend that you use a study guide like Laureen Jandroep’s blitz videos. It covers all the CPC exam requirements in one place:
Coming back to coding jobs in Texas, I’ve seen the trends among schools, doctors’ offices, even hospitals in and around Austin. This includes a number of places like Jollyville, Anderson Mill, Pflugerville, Lakeway, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Kyle, Leander, Georgetown, Lockhart, Taylor, San Marcos, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Seguin and many others.
I strongly believe that certified medical coding specialists earn around $ 7000 more that those who are not certified. In Austin, TX the average salary of a billing and coding specialist is between $ 34,000 and $ 63,000.
Like I said, getting certified is half the job done. I say that because I’m a medical coder myself.
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