Experienced HIM Professional Shares CCA Preparation Journey Through Weekly Course Coverage

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  • (1888PressRelease) October 17, 2014 - BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS - Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, an experienced HIM professional who regularly writes and speaks on education, workforce issues, and management, is sharing her CCA preparation journey in a series of blog posts on her experiences taking Libman Education's CCA Exam Preparation course.

    Titled Prepping for the CCA, this series is a week-by-week narrative of Rebecca's setbacks, victories, and everything in between. However, it is not just about a single coder's personal journey; it is intended to foster a community experience through challenges shared by fellow coders, and by encouraging them to relate their own journey.

    "The Prepping for the CCA series is a reach-out to the coding community; a way to not only share ideas and discoveries, but to receive them as well," said Rebecca. "When preparing for a coding credential, we all go through moments of excitement, anticipation, and uncertainty; and we all experience setbacks, standstills, and milestones. By sharing my own experiences, I hope to be an encouragement to my peers - and I look forward to being encouraged by them as well."

    Rebecca returned to HIM practice in a leadership role after spending several years as an HIM educator. Having a history of diverse healthcare experience that began with a tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, she regularly writes and speaks on education, workforce issues, management and life.

    With Rebecca's vast experience and current role in HIM leadership for a major medical center, one might wonder why she is undertaking a CCA credential.

    "I've decided that after all this time as an RHIA, I need to expand my horizons and add a coding credential to my resume," she explains. "As an HIM manager I know how critical coding is to the revenue cycle of the hospital and, in fact, to the survival of the healthcare system. Although I have never worked as a coder, I'm very interested in 'closing the loop' in my HIM experience."

    To begin reading the Prepping for the CCA series, visit http://www.libmaneducation.com/cca-prep-student-perspective-part-1-new-challenge.

    Libman Education's CCA Exam Preparation is an online course that provides valuable study and test-taking strategies, a review of medical terminology and common diagnoses by body system, and intensive ICD-9-CM and CPT coding practice.

    For more about the course, visit http://www.libmaneducation.com/cca-exam-preparation-course.

    Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce. Libman Education offers self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Courseware is designed for individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in preparing their employees and members for the challenges facing the HIM workforce.

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