Medical Coding Courses

Medical coding is a system of transforming descriptions of injuries, diseases, and other healthcare procedures into codes. Medical coding changes the written narratives of procedures that were performed to numbers that are called code numbers. It also uses coding to explain which procedures were performed. Tests that are ordered and their results are also coded with this system.

These codes basically show the reason why a person seeking medical treatment from a healthcare facility. They also provide a quick synopsis of the patient’s health history with just a glance at the codes for physicians and healthcare workers who are trained in this method.

Medical codes provide information regarding the diagnoses and procedures that occurred at a particular time and place. These codes protect patients who have special health concerns by notifying other doctors and healthcare professionals that they are allergic …

Naked Logic Stupid Things We Do

People make bad decisions for all sorts of reasons that everyone can relate to:
I was drunk… he was cute… I needed the money… it was on sale… Seldom do people admit to something much more common: I was naked.

Think about it. We make the dumbest decisions of all when we find ourselves naked, and in public. Take my friend Molly, for example, Molly and her boyfriend spent the night in a beautiful boutique hotel in San Francisco, which advertised that every room was completely unique.

The room they stayed in had a peculiar floor plan, and the door to the bathroom and the door to the hallway looked exactly the same, and were next to each other.

You can probably figure out what happened. She got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and …

Traveling Phlebotomist-Challenges and Rewards

This is, for now, be my last post on Phlebotomy and I hope I shed some light on this interesting line of medical work. This post will highlight some rewards and challenges of the Traveling Phlebotomist.

Traveling phlebotomy jobs can be among the most exciting experiences, but they are also some of the most challenging in this field. Traditionally, those with the skills to perform blood draws, work in a lab near their home and often have standard business hours. However, that is not the case for those individuals who are traveling Phlebotomists.

Because there is a shortage of qualified phlebotomy technicians with the necessary skills, many companies will pay you to travel to various locations where those shortages are to perform the tasks required. If this sounds good to you, then keep reading.

Local Traveling Phlebotomy Jobs

Local traveling …

Phlebotomy Technician Salary, Education and Training

Phlebotomy Technician training teaches you how to draw blood from a patient and prepare the specimens for medical examination and testing. There are a lot of health career centers that will provide this training along with schools and colleges that specialize in phlebotomy training programs.

There are many different kinds of training and degrees you can acquire as a phlebotomist, and knowing more about the training and degrees will have a huge impact on your phlebotomy career.

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

The phlebotomy training certificate is the most basic type of training you can get. This is often the first step that many people take to become a phlebotomist. This is because the training is relatively inexpensive and it will prepare you to get your first job as a phlebotomist.…

I’m a small business owner, do I need to have a blog?

While it might seem like everyone is blogging these days, including 12-year-old girls, that shouldn’t give new small business owners false hope. I talked with my friend Alice who runs, a website for people who left high school before graduation, and she says: start blogging!

Blogging is working and therefore many big companies hire out these services to professionals. This isn’t to say that small business owners can’t blog themselves, but it’s not something to jump into without some serious forethought.

First, as a business blogger consider if writing, let alone blogging, is in your personal toolbox, says Alice. If it’s not, the task will quickly become frustrating — and a bad blog is worse than no blog at all. Unlike social media, which some people consider nearly a requirement for business owners, blogs aren’t expected by everyone quite …

Phlebotomy Technician Certification – The key to Success

Are you someone who wants to work in the field of phlebotomy? If you do, you will need to obtain a phlebotomy technician certification. It is one of the most important steps if you want to start an exciting career as a phlebotomist.

Individuals who work as a phlebotomist will spend most of their working hours drawing blood. You may find yourself working for a doctor, in a hospital, or even in a blood bank. However, no matter where you work, you will need the proper certification.

Luckily, there are a variety of training programs out there, both in the classroom and online, that will teach you how to become a phlebotomist. The final step is sitting for a standardized test to obtain your phlebotomy technician certification license.…

Is a job as a Phlebotomist something for you?

In the next weeks, I’ll dedicate some posts to the world of Phlebotomy. We’ll start with some general information to let you discover if this medical profession might be right for you. The phlebotomist job description is one that can change at any time and many people who are interested in this field wonder what this job is all about.

Generally, the study of phlebotomy is the study of blood. This is one of the most intriguing types of jobs for many people, especially those who are looking for an opportunity to prosper in a field that is in demand.

The basic phlebotomist job description is pretty much the same no matter where you work in this field. If you work for private companies, hospitals, doctor’s offices, or other facilities; you will be drawing blood.…

Picture Tells A Thousand Words

365_logoI find myself struggling to write on this blog anymore. My love of reading and writing, journal style at least, has been overtaken by a passion for photos instead. Which is why you’ll find a lot more action going on over at my Flickr account.

I’ve started to do Project 365 again because I’ve been taking photos most days anyway so I figured I should make an entire project out of it to ensure that I’m uploading at least one photo a day.

I did do this previously, starting on December 25th, 2015 but I gave up sometime in May due to being snowed under with work and life. I’m determined to see this one, though I don’t give up on things very easily!

Through the 365, I plan on doing different mini challenges. At the moment I am tracking …

Directing Visitor Focus

writersIt’s good to get back to basics. We forget them a lot of the time. Often times it’s what costs us the most online. We like “pretty” websites. We have visions for our companies and we want our websites to reflect that. But there can be a huge difference between pretty sites and effective sites.


It’s easy to forget that we can only ask a visitor to do one thing at a time. So what is most important to you? What will you direct their focus to? What is the most important action they could take? Are opt-ins most important? Are purchases most important? Are new client leads most important?


It’s common these days to hear sales pages tout “ugly” websites that make gobs of money. I don’t doubt that these stories …

Don’t Squander It! Put your Tax Refund check to Work!


Ways To Wisely Use This Years Income Tax Refund

Since we are in the midst of tax season, many people are probably making plans on what they are going to do with the money that they will be receiving back from the government.

Some people are probably planning on going on a trip, a shopping spree, or buying a new car while others are planning on paying it down on some debt or invest in a safe market. However, studies have shown that most consumers, even when given the opportunity to pay off personal debt, do not.

So, here are a few options for using your tax refund:…