The Benefits of Working Remotely During the Holidays

Patricia Hines, CTR Careers Leave a Comment

The holiday season and winter are here, and that means shorter days, busier schedules, tons of shopping, lots of party planning, baking, decorating, and so much more. Trying to plan our days during the holidays while balancing a full-time job and family can be very challenging for anyone. Working remotely in the cancer registry and coding fields during this time of year...

Life of a Tumor Registrar in a Small Community Hospital Setting

Cindy Zahn, MS Oncology Leave a Comment

I am the sole tumor registrar at a small Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited facility in the state of Vermont. I have been employed there for over five years. Because I am the only registrar, I am responsible for all the tasks that are involved in maintaining the tumor registry.  When I first started here, I worked 2.5 days at a hospital location and 2 days remotely...

Retirement Looms for 3.5 Million Retirees; How H.I.M. Directors deal?

Heather Chartier, MS, RHIA, CCA Revenue Cycle Leave a Comment

According to a Pew Research Center analysis, retirement looms for 3.5 million retirees over the next year, including the most recent labor force data.1 Many organizations face this worrisome predicament, yet many health information management departments struggle with being proactive in their planning efforts. This week's blog post asked three healthcare industry leaders...

Working From Home

Cindy Allred, RHIA Health and Wellness Leave a Comment

When working from home it is important to keep the HIPAA Privacy and Security standards at the forefront as we set up remote working environments in the home office setting. It is equally important to keep a healthy work-life balance in order to manage our time and stress levels effectively. This article will go over some key tips for managing both successfully. Under...

Considering a Career in Medical Coding?

Terry Conway Careers Leave a Comment

Finding a Career in Medical Coding Choosing Coding for a Career The demand for medical coders is growing. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects this field to grow by 22% through 2026, and it's not a coincidence. Coding is a great career choice for anyone who wants to be in a non-patient facing position within the healthcare industry. It also offers the benefits...

Working with an HIM Recruiter: Communication and respect are key

C. Matheson, RHIA, CCS Outsourcing Leave a Comment

As one of MRA’s new recruiting specialists, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share some information about my experience in the HIM profession. With 15 years of recruiting experience, I’m thrilled to be a part of MRA’s team. It’s a pleasure to recruit for HIM positions. HIM professionals are very enthusiastic about the work they perform. HIM is a...

Look For Job Opportunities That Promote Continuing Education

C. Matheson, RHIA, CCS Education Leave a Comment

Continued Education For MRA Employees In a previous blog, I discussed the advantages of working remotely and how this arrangement can enhance one’s work-life balance. In this article, I’ll focus on another way in which employees can find purpose and meaning in their chosen careers—that is, enhancing one’s knowledge and education. At MRA, employees have found continuing...

Exploring Remote HIM Career Options

C. Matheson, RHIA, CCS Careers Leave a Comment

In a previous blog, I discussed the pros and cons of working with a contract HIM firm. Now I’d like to dive into the advantages of working remotely and how this arrangement can enhance one’s work-life balance. Picture this: You wake up in the morning, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and embark on your commute to work—that is, you take the 10 or 15 steps from your kitchen...

Not All Remote Coding Opportunities Are the Same

C. Matheson, RHIA, CCS Careers 1 Comment

Medical Coding Contract Jobs Remote coding job opportunities have increased significantly over the last several years, and these opportunities show no signs of slowing down. The number of all professionals who work remotely (including those in the medical and health sector) grew by 118% last year, according to an analysis by FlexJobs. Those specifically in the medical and...

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