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  • How to restart career after a long gap??

    Wondering howto start career after a long gap? Want to know the courses which can help in medical insurance field for working as a medical coder, underwriter or a claims officer? On this Ask Expert page check out advice from our experts.

    I did post graduate in life science in 2009. Then I worked for 2 years and followed by a long career break. Now I want to restart my career. I am looking for medical insurance field such as medical code, underwriter, claim officer etc. Which course is suitable to do for this?
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  • You passed your graduation in 2009 and then worked for two years. What are you doing all the remaining 9 years? Are you doing some part-time jobs? That you have not mentioned in your post.

    For becoming a medical coder one should have a Graduate degree or Post Graduate degree in life science. After that one can go for a certification course or diploma course or PG diploma course. All these courses can be available online or regular mode.
    The following institutes are offering these courses.
    1. Academy of Medical Coders India. They are offering the following courses.
    Medical Coding
    Medical records Technology
    Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Training
    Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)
    The duration will be between 3 to 12 months. They are offering a regular course, part-time course and also distance mode. is their website.
    2. CIGMA Medical coding academy. Their web site is You can go through that full details.
    Genus consulting, medisoft, path achievers are some other institutes good for this profession,

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  • Medical coding and billing course is related to the insurance claims in the healthcare industry. The insurance linked healthcare industry is growing at a phenomenal rate and there are good opportunities in it. A graduate in life sciences can very well do the certification course in this prospective line and learn the subtleties of medical insurance and how it is admitted through the industry established coding and billing practices. Generally these courses whether online or offline are for a duration of around 3 months followed by the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam and after successful completion the CPC certification is issued by the training centre or the academy to which it is professionally linked. If one does not have or does not remember the basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology then these institutes generally cover that module also to refresh the students. From that perspective even a non life science student can go for these certificate courses. There is absolutely no problem in that.

    There are many agencies and institutes which impart these certificate courses in India and some of them are as follows and the details are -

    1. Medesun India - They provide comprehensive online coding and billing training for 2-3 months duration and take CPC exam (adhering to the American Academy of Professional Coders Association's ( AAPC) approval criterion) and provide the certification. They also offer classroom training in Vijayawada and Hyderabad.
    Address: # 101 and 101A, 6-3-801, Delta chambers, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500016.
    Ph: 6302921198 , 9000031033 , 9849974074

    2. Acusis India - They provide online as well as offline training leading to CPC exam at select centres. The time frame is around 3 months and successful candidates are provided with the certification. They also claim that they help the successful candidates in getting job in this line and as they have a large networking with the BPO and other offshore agencies they can provide a regular work load to the efficient CPC workers.
    Address: 17/2 Dollars Chamber, Lalbagh Road , Bangalore - 560027.
    Ph: 80 2224 7626, 80 2224 7636

    3. Odyssey Informatics - They provide online course for about 3 months duration leading to CPC certification.
    Ph: 9818174285, 9818174285

    4. Cigma Medical Coding Academy - They provide this certification course in classroom mode and prepare the candidates for CPC exam under AAPC criterion.
    Address: Pallipadan Highlights Building 3rd floor, Opp St George Church, Edapally, Ernakulam, Kerala - 682024.
    Ph: 0484 4020640, 9496164000, 9496064000, 9400406400

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  • The area of healthcare is progressing day by day much in our country and more and more people are opting for health insurance. Whenever someone falls ill the insurance company would reimburse the treatment expenses as admissible under the health insurance policy. For this all the documents like doctors prescription, list of medicines and details of their names etc are to be submitted along the performa for claim. Now this is a cumbersome exercise for the insurance accompany to work out all those claims itemise and find out the details of them in doctor's prescription and to match them and find out their admissibility and clear them for reimbursement claim of the patient. These things being tedious, a via media of coding them has been formulated and many people are engaged in that work under some company which is having expertise in that type of work. Now to learn this skill there are trainings of a few months (3-5 months) being imparted by many private agencies in our country and they teach in details the technique of preparing the coding documents in respect of the insurance claim of the individual. One can learn it online easily and after some practice attain expertise in it to make a earning career. Some of these agencies are rmcode, cigmaheathcare, outsource2india etc.

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