Care + Career

Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

3 Essential Soft Skills for Billing & Coding Specialists

The top three most important soft skills for billing & coding specialists are professionalism, dependability, and critical thinking, according to a recent survey of employers for our 2020 Industry Outlook. These three soft skills were also identified as the most lacking, presenting an opportunity for growth for current and future billing & coding specialists who want to work toward personal and professional growth.

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Billing & Coding Career Trends to Know for 2020

At NHA, we always strive to provide information to support frontline healthcare workers like billing & coding specialists on their path to success, which is why we recently surveyed hundreds of healthcare employers to discover insights to help lead us into 2020 and beyond. We shared a summary of our findings in the 2020 Industry Outlook, available as a PDF download (below) in this year's edition of accessTM: an allied health industry journal.

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New CE to Develop Communication Skills in Healthcare

 

 


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New CE for Successful Pediatric Blood Collections

 

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New CE: Radiology Series

This series represents a variety of radiology topics that apply to health care professionals working in the industry. Certificants will learn about the types of professionals that take x-rays, different medical imaging modalities and what anatomical structures can be viewed with each modality as well as ways to protect themselves and the patient against excessive radiation. To learn more about each specific offering, read the individual descriptions for each module.

 


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New CE: Specialty Series

This series addresses four different specialties and focuses on a specific condition/disease associated with that specialty. The specialties include OB-GYN, Cardiology, Dermatology and Pediatrics.  Read individual descriptions associated with each one.              

 


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New CE: Allied Health Advocacy

Allied health professionals are essential to the process of delivering quality patient care. Join us to see how allied health professionals make a critical difference in the health and well being of patients.                          

 


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Transforming the Patient Experience through Health Coaching

Most organizations are taking new and alternative approaches to address overwhelmed practitioners and frustrated patients who suffer from chronic conditions. A new model of healthcare being introduced into primary care practices uses a team-based approach and relies widely on health coaches to support the patient and the provider. Health coaches offer support and guidance to the patient transforming their experience and overall wellness.

In this video presentation, Jessica Langley, Executive Director of Education and Advocacy for NHA, discusses the benefits of health coaching, as well as opportunities for MAs to expand their role, by offering the provider a greater level of support, while working alongside patients and families to become more proactive in their healthcare.                                                

 


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Planting Roots in Team-Based Care: From People to Practice

 

Has your organization planted roots in a team-based care delivery model? Whether you’re working towards transitioning to a team-base care model, or you’ve made the transition but you’re looking for solutions to unify your team to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, then this session could be just what you and your organization are searching for.                                 

 


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Immunization Series: From Childhood to Adulthood

Vaccinations help protect children and adults from diseases. Which ones are given when? What happens if a child gets off schedule?

Our latest Continuing Education (CE) series features three separate interactive modules which include immunizations given during different age intervals, types of immunity, barriers to vaccination and more.

Certificate holders can pick and choose which modules they are interested in based on their area of specialty. Each module is freestanding which means you don’t need one module to move onto the next.

 


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