Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Advanced Medical Coding Certificate Announcement

The Medical Coding industry is rapidly changing in the face of ever increasing demands on healthcare practitioners and providers to adhere to a variety of legal and ethical criteria. Current Coding professionals who want to advance their skills need to continue to educate themselves and stay informed.

The Advanced Medical Coding Certificate, from Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE), is now available to help Coders meet those challenges. This new certificate program has been designed to help prepare Coders for mastery-level coding certification exams.

The courses in this program cover areas like regulatory guidelines, compliance issues, legal issues and ethical issues that have an impact on the health care reimbursement system. The program also covers advanced topics like anatomy and physiology, health sciences, diagnostic and procedural coding and more.

For companies interested in continuing education for their Coding employees, certificate programs like this provide comprehensive training.

As we say here at Kaplan Continuing Education – take the first step to a more rewarding career. If you’re interested in learning more about the Advanced Medical Coding Certificate program, please visit or call us at 866-721-7480.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nothing To Be Ashamed Of…

As a relatively new discipline, Executive Coaching has experienced an evolution in how the market perceives its value and contribution. In the past, an executive might feel threatened by the idea of executive coaching – maybe even ashamed. But, according to a recent article in The Washington Post, it is “no longer viewed as a sign of trouble if a top executive signs up for coaching.”

The article, “How to get the most out of executive coaching”, highlights some key reasons why executives seek professional coaching. These include the need to effectively manage a diverse staff, keeping up with emerging technology and being prepared to face uncertain environments.

As the title suggests, the article also includes some tips for how to get the most out of your executive coaching experience by providing some insights into what you can expect from your coach.

For this emerging field, articles like this provide a sneak peek of what an executive can hope to achieve by opening themselves to professional coaching. They also help the field to be understood and accepted by the general public. This can only be a good thing for the industry.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Latest Trends in Project Management

While most project managers know they can find work in construction, technology and engineering, many do not think of the legal industry as a viable employer. According to a recent article in Lawyers Weekly, that is about to change.

In the article, the author mentions that cost-conscious clients are starting to demand greater accountability and more predictability in terms of potential outcomes and fees from lawyers offices. Without a reasonable way to do that, law offices are left without a way to respond to those expectations.

This is where project managers come in - with their discipline for accountability and planning. One law firm who implemented a project management department, developed it in-house with a PMI certified consultant and based it on PMI principles. Since its implementation, they’ve even started using it as a differentiator in their advertising.

Changing the legal culture will take time, as with any industry. But it’s interesting to note that project management professionals may have a new industry to work in soon. The PMI certification that you may need to target jobs like this can be challenging to achieve. Kaplan Continuing Education provides a certificate program for Project Management that may help you stand apart from the other candidates.

For more information, visit our website or call 866-542-4042.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

April Seminar from Physician Office Managers Association of America

Join your peers in Physician Office Management at the “Healthcare Management: Six Topics You Can’t Miss” event sponsored by the Physician Office Managers Association of America (POMAA).

This seminar event, planned for April 14 – 15, will feature two full day schedules for learning, networking, support and vendor expo at the Sheraton Safari Hotels and Suites in Lake Buena Vista Florida.

As every professional knows, it’s vitally important to stay on top of what is happening today. It’s also important to keep your skills sharp – and this seminar is designed to do just that.

In addition to the seminar, medical office management professionals may also want to look into our Medical Office Management Certificate program. With courses like Medical Language for the Medical Office Manager and Understanding Health Insurance Principles, the 12-month program can help you stay abreast and get prepared for furthering your career.