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Oh brother - careers in medical billing?

My colleague Ian C. MacMillan sent along a tidbit that definitely bears thinking about.  It turns out that young people can actually build a career in medical billing.  Yes, just finding the right codes for procedures and putting them on paper forms is enough to keep a full-time person busy!  Not only that, but there are even dedicated educational programs to train people to do this.  Providers actually offer degrees in Medical Coding and Billing.  The mere existence of a need for such a degree does provide evidence that the system has serious inefficiencies, doesn’t it?

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