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Why MTs are leaving Medical Transcription in Droves - Linda Andrews, Director Andrews School of Medical

Posted: Feb 22nd, 2023 - 12:31 pm

I keep getting referrals from people who heard about us from MTStars and other medical transcription forums. I appreciate the referrals from these sites!  I was a Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) and we taught medical transcription for years. Then I realized that even though medical transcriptionists have top-notch skills, they were not being paid appropriately for the work they did. Employers want perfection in the transcription (as they should), but they weren't willing to pay for the time, effort, and excellent skills required.  So my school turned its focus entirely to Medical Coding. 

If any of you are interested in looking into a career in medical coding where you have greater job potential, greater income, and more respect from employers - using all of the terminology, anatomy & physiology, pathology (disease processes) and pharmacology knowledge that you have, your knowledge of the patient's medical record... just write to me and I will be happy to answer your questions with no pressure to enroll. 


The most important factor when you consider training options for medical coding is
whether the course prepares you for the right credentials.

Andrews School prepares students for both AHIMA's CCS and AAPC's CPC, the most marketable Medical Coding credentials.  
Our students are ready to take AAPC's Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam at the end of our third module, about three-quarters of the way through our course, and they have ~96% first try pass-rate. Our graduates have ~97% first try pass-rate on AHIMA's Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam. The national pass-rate, according to AHIMA's web site, is 75%.


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