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Contempo Coding Podcast

35 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 1 month ago -

Welcome to The Contempo Coding Podcast! 🎙️ Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of medical coding, sharing insightful stories and personal experiences of being a work-from-home mom. 🏠💪 Get ready to explore the industry, stay updated on changes, uncover hot tips, and gain valuable knowledge to empower your success in the dynamic field of medical coding. Tune in now and let's build your path to triumph together! 🌟💻

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The Rising Cost of Being a Medical Coder

January 22, 2024 16:00 - 11 minutes - 8.17 MB

This episode shines a light on the dynamic changes in the industry, including a significant 70% rise in AAPC membership dues over the past decade. We explore how these changes impact coders and CEU providers, offering a clear, insightful perspective on the industry's current state and future direction. But there's more! There is positive shift towards remote work in healthcare, a game-changer for many professionals. This transition not only boosts financial savings by eliminating commutes b...

Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Insights from Alison Gibson

November 06, 2023 14:00 - 47 minutes - 32.4 MB

Get ready for an enlightening conversation with Alison Gibson, a seasoned health information executive with an impressive 15-year journey. From her humble beginnings in accounts receivable to a medical billing maestro, Alison's story is one of self-education, determination, and a passion for the healthcare industry. We'll follow her career trajectory, highlighting her coding journey, her notable achievements in value-based care, and her experience working with AI in the healthcare industry. ...

Staying Ahead in Medical Billing: Insights with Pam Vanderbilt

October 23, 2023 13:00 - 30 minutes - 20.8 MB

Promised to be a treasure trove of information, today's episode invites you to navigate the intricate world of medical billing and coding alongside our esteemed guest, Pam Vanderbilt, owner of Knowledge Tree Billing. An industry veteran, Pam uncovers the layers of this dynamic field that's constantly evolving, emphasizing the essentiality of keeping abreast with the rapid changes in regulations and the transformative power of automation. As Pam so aptly puts it, it's not about cramming the a...

Unlocking Success in Medical Billing & Coding: Expert Insights with Christine Hall

October 09, 2023 13:00 - 18 minutes - 13 MB

Ever wondered how someone transforms their passion into a thriving career? Christine Hall, President and Senior Consultant at Sterling Global Solutions and instructor for the AAPC, Florida Atlantic University, and more, has done just that. Starting from a humble job in a hospital billing office, she climbed her way up to lead her very own healthcare consulting firm. Christine's journey is not just inspiring; it's a testament to how dedication and a deep love for the industry can lead you to ...

The Heartbeat of Medical Coding: Myra Simmons' Tale of Triumph

September 25, 2023 14:00 - 17 minutes - 12.1 MB

What happens when a licensed practical nurse becomes a Coding Improvement Coordinator? Find out as I chat with Myra Simmons, who has embarked on a special journey from nursing to medical coding. Myra shares her story of how she transitioned into the world of medical coding, the trials and triumphs, and how she used her expertise to help those who are homeless. Her life revolves around her career in medical coding, and she finds joy in every medical situation as a chance to apply her skills. ...

The Road to Becoming a Medical Auditing Specialist: A Conversation with Shannon DeConda

September 11, 2023 13:00 - 27 minutes - 18.8 MB

Brace yourself as Shannon unravels not just the fascinating history of NAMAS, but also dives into a discussion about the significance of proficiency in E&M. You won't want to miss her insights about NAMAS Documentation and Compliance tips that serve as a resourceful tool in the medical coding industry. Now, who said auditing had to be dull? Let's venture into an exciting conversation about the crossroads between auditing and the future - Artificial Intelligence. While AI is gradually shapin...

Answering the Call of Medical Coding: A Sit-down with Beth Schleeper

August 28, 2023 13:00 - 30 minutes - 21.2 MB

What if immersing yourself in a sea of knowledge about medical coding could not only enhance your career but also empower you to establish your own successful business? That's exactly what we're chatting about with Beth Schleeper, the awesome CEO of Advanced Coding Services and TNT Consulting. Beth's here to spill the beans on her journey into medical coding, and she's got some great tips on online and in-person training.  Medical coding isn't a walk in the park, and Beth and I are here to ...

From Chart Finder to Chief Product Officer: Rae Jimenez's Journey in Healthcare

August 14, 2023 15:00 - 24 minutes - 16.7 MB

Welcome to a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the world of medical coding with our guest, Rae Jimenez, a seasoned expert with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Rae, who is currently the Chief Product Officer at AAPC, opens up about her journey and roles within the organization. Notably, Rae highlights the indispensable role of digital tools and the importance of coaching the new coders to efficiently navigate these resources in the workplace. Our conversation ta...

Unleashing the Power of AI in Medical Coding: Maverick's Expert Views

July 31, 2023 13:00 - 40 minutes - 28 MB

Discover the cutting-edge world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical coding through my exclusive interview with top industry professionals. In this captivating video, we delve deep into how AI is revolutionizing the medical coding landscape, streamlining processes, and enhancing accuracy like never before. 📲 Find out more about Maverick at ✨

How to Get a Job in Medical Coding: Career Advice from a Recruiter

April 12, 2023 14:00 - 51 minutes - 35.4 MB

Do you want to know how to get a job in medical coding? Watch this video for some great advice from a recruiter! You'll learn what skills and experience you need, as well as some tips on how to make your resume stand out.

Combatting the Coder Funk

September 12, 2021 14:00 - 19 minutes - 13.2 MB

Have you ever gone on autopilot and mentally checked out from your work? It could be the Coder Funk! Let's talk about what the funk entails, and how you can get back on the right track.

You Can Do Medical Coding from WHERE?!

August 06, 2021 11:00 - 19 minutes - 13.6 MB

Have you ever wondered where you can do medical coding, outside of the traditional hospital/healthcare system? Or if you can travel as a medical coder? Today I dive into where you can work and the opportunities to work from home (or RV, camper, van, etc) as a medical coder. Interested in earning your medical billing and coding degree? Check out for special deals and find the best program for YOU! Struggling to learn interventional radiology coding?  If so, RadRx h...

Stand Out & Slay as a Medical Coder - Interview with Kyle Johnston

June 18, 2021 13:00 - 50 minutes - 34.6 MB

How can you stand out to employers in the competitive medical coding field? I brought on Kyle Johnston to discuss the tactics you NEED to know to land that first job and get to the next level! We'll cover the crucial items to add to your resume, how to connect with the RIGHT people on social to BOOST your job search, and even get insight on how and when to apply.  Struggling to learn interventional radiology coding?  If so, RadRx has the perfect solution for you - Cracking the IR Code: Mas...

Telehealth Talk with Expert Consultant Sam Lippolis

June 04, 2021 11:00 - 23 minutes - 16 MB

In this podcast we chat with Sam Lippolis, a consultant on implementing telehealth.  We discuss how she got into telehealth, some of the telehealth myths, and how implementing telehealth has impacted providers and patients. Connect with Sam LinkedIn - YouTube - Twitter - Facebook - IG - Clubh...

When Cosmetic Crosses Reconstructive

May 21, 2021 14:00 - 22 minutes - 15.3 MB

In this episode, I discuss FREE resources for new plastic surgery coders and common procedures that can cross the barrier from cosmetic to reconstructive.

Networking in a Virtual World

April 17, 2021 03:00 - 21 minutes - 14.5 MB

In this episode, I discuss some ideas for how to network in a virtual environment.

Social Media Usage for Coders

April 02, 2021 14:00 - 23 minutes - 16.2 MB

Let's talk about social media usage. Not just "don't"s but some "do"s as well. What type of social media usage might set off a red flag for your professional career?

What to Do If You Fail the CPC Exam

February 26, 2021 13:00 - 19 minutes - 13.5 MB

Some of the best coders out there didn't pass the CPC exam on their first attempt. In this episode, I'll provide my tips on what to do when you fail the CPC exam to position yourself for success on the second try!

Coding for Advanced Care Planning

February 12, 2021 13:00 - 19 minutes - 13.5 MB

In this episode I discuss updates on CRC offerings, the 15k subscriber celebration, upcoming free CEUs, and coding for Advance Care Planning.

Toxic Positivity

January 29, 2021 19:00 - 16 minutes - 11.1 MB

In this episode, I discuss the line when positivity can turn into a negative. 

Going Solo

January 09, 2021 02:00 - 18 minutes - 12.8 MB

In today's episode, I reflect on the end of my first week being a self-employed medical coder and content creator.

Going All In

December 11, 2020 12:00 - 13 minutes - 9.27 MB

This episode is about the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT for Contempo Coding.

Managing Imposter Syndrome

November 27, 2020 12:00 - 17 minutes - 11.8 MB

Have you ever felt like you didn't deserve something good that happened to you or feel like you're a fraud? It may just be imposter syndrome rearing its ugly head. 

The Impact of AI on Medical Coding

November 23, 2020 04:00 - 14 minutes - 9.9 MB

This podcast is in response to the inquiries I got on the new coding software that is being hyped as a medical coder replacement. 

Emotionally Charged Coding Cases

October 30, 2020 11:00 - 17 minutes - 11.8 MB

As coders, we see a LOT of different patient cases, and some of them can be very tragic and invoke high emotional responses. In this episode I discuss managing your emotional response, a visualization technique, and what NOT to do with these cases.

Breaking The Mold

October 16, 2020 11:00 - 13 minutes - 9.51 MB

This episode we discuss advancing by breaking outside the typical mold of medical coding and gaining insight from other industries.

Coding Degree or Additional Certification

October 02, 2020 11:00 - 19 minutes - 13.3 MB

Are you considering getting a degree but not sure if you should pursue that or additional certifications in coding? In this podcast I discuss the differences and opportunities in a degree versus extra coding credentials.

Medical Coding Success on a Budget

September 19, 2020 16:00 - 13 minutes - 9.47 MB

This episode focuses on tips for medical coding success when your budget is tight. How to get CEUs, build your network, and get ahead.

Maximizing Your Potential In Medical Coding with Elizabeth Burke

September 02, 2020 19:00 - 44 minutes - 30.7 MB

In this episode of the podcast, I sit down with Elizabeth Burke to discuss the fascinating story of how she became a medical coder and the ways she's maximized her growth potential in the industry.

Growing Integrity As a Coder

August 21, 2020 11:00 - 27 minutes - 18.7 MB

What separates the good, great, and expert medical coders. This episode we take a look into characteristics of medical coders as they grow their expertise and what sets them aside beyond just coding knowledge and skills.

Medical Coding Certifications

August 07, 2020 11:00 - 23 minutes - 16.4 MB

There's lots of certifications these days, but will they result in a better chance at a job? Better pay? I discuss the most popular medical coding certification and what other credentials to look at and how they may play into your coding career.

Recruit a Little Positivity

July 24, 2020 11:00 - 19 minutes - 13.6 MB

One of this week's YouTube videos discussed LinkedIn and connections with recruiters. This podcast goes further on the discussion in the role of the recruiter and the need to understand the massive role the recruiter takes and the need for kindness towards them.

Documentation Pitfalls

July 17, 2020 11:00 - 18 minutes - 12.8 MB

This episode discusses some documentation pitfalls that have come into play with the usage of EMRs.

It's a Small World Afterall

July 10, 2020 11:00 - 19 minutes - 13.4 MB

It's a small world in healthcare and you run into the same people over and over again. In this episode I touch on the importance of keeping positive relationships and then segway into some pointers for ABNs.

The Introduction

July 03, 2020 11:00 - 20 minutes - 13.9 MB

Introduction episode for Contempo Coding. I discuss landing my first job in auditing, climbing through the ranks, and handling being work-from-home auditor and mom. 

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