One of the main jobs of health care administrators is to help improve the efficiency and quality of medical care given by physicians, people with careers in medical assisting and other health care professionals.1 Increasingly, this means being tech savvy, because technology is changing the field…

How to improve medical office efficiency

Medical office managers are responsible for using their leadership skills to direct and coordinate the day-to-day operations of – you guessed it – medical offices. A key goal of effective medical office management is to improve efficiency, but sometimes this is more easily said than done. To…

Spotlight on: health care administrators

If your leadership skills have you thinking that you would prefer a health care career beyond medical assisting or nursing, perhaps you should consider becoming a health care administrator. It’s a rapidly growing and well-paying career, and allows individuals to meld their love of health care…

4 Exciting jobs in criminal justice

If you’re thinking about a career in criminal justice, you may be under the impression that your only option is becoming a police officer, but that’s not the case! While being an officer can be exciting, there are tons of unique career paths you can choose from.
Crime scene investigator
You…

Dealing with the HealthCare.gov glitches

Oct. 1 marked the first day of the federal, online health care exchanges on the website HealthCare.gov, and so far the biggest news about the portal has been its many glitches. Approximately 20 million people attempted to log on and register for health insurance on the website in its first three…

With the transition from the ninth to the 10th version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) coming on Oct. 1, 2014, there is about to be a major change in medical coding training.
Physicians across the country are already worried about the…

Although medical billing and coding still has a critical role to play in making sure that the American health care system runs smoothly and efficiently, the introduction of electronic records and the Affordable Care Act will bring about noticeable changes in the next few years.
Medical billers…