A community of 30,000 US Transcriptionist serving Medical Transcription Industry
Just wondering what the majority thinks about these career paths. It seems as though a lot of MTs are moving or considering a move to the RHIT/RHIA world of especially medical coding. I am assuming that the lure of 'work at home' is pulling many in this direction, and I have actually seen where many are questioning whether medical coders are 'paid per code' or 'paid per case' or what? I asked myself what are these people thinking? Has anyone experienced this, and what is the opinion of the RHIT/RHIA career path and medical coding heading near limited jobs or to the same path as MT is now? Thinking back to years ago, it seems as though the RHIT and medical coding world is heading in the same direction as MT with the very same path. What is the opinion on this, and what is the opinion of spending money on the RHIT/RHIA path and medical coding versus a direct-entry master's program in nursing as a registered nurse? All opinions pro and con appreciated.