DURHAM, N.C., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The high growth rate in e-learning market is an indication of the popularity of the growing demand of online learning in healthcare. Whether they're in a hospital setting or a clinic, healthcare professionals across the medical industry are opting for e-learning as they provide a valuable reference point that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)* projects healthcare industry will add more jobs than any other sector through 2018. The job prospects for medical billing and coding specialist is expected to increase by 20%, which is much faster than average for all occupations. According to BLS, this growth is due to the rise in the use of electronic medical records, Affordable Care Act, ever-changing regulations and the rising number of medical treatments being performed today. Plus, there is ICD-10 implementation which adds to the growth. As mentioned in the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, the medical billing and coding job sector looks promising for those who have relevant training and certification. E-learning will play a crucial role in learning and education, if you're considering a future in medical profession.
Challenges Faced by Medical Coding, Billing and Compliance Professionals
Training and education is imperative for keeping the medical billers and coders at the top of their game. Although there are numerous challenges— employee retention, industry infrastructure and personal error on occasion— the major obstacles come from a work environment where fewer people are required to do more work. The requirements of medical insurance billing and coding are ever-changing, and facilities are forced to adapt and train existing professionals to keep pace with demand. Time is money for medical professionals, if more time is spent on coding, less time is left to prepare, and if more time is spent on preparing, there's less time on hands to code.
How flexible is e-learning?
As technology continues to change at a rapid pace, e-learning is evolving as a way to train and enhance employee value by combining different learning styles and varying delivery systems to create the best learning experience. The amount of online instruction for healthcare professionals has increased dramatically; it offers a flexibility wherein you can proceed with your own pace at a chosen time and environment.
The e-learning training format offers various advantages, including the opportunity to:
- Study at convenience
- Flexibility to adjust the time and effort you assign to your task each day
- Learn from the comfort of your home or office
- Save money on travel
Role of the Online Training Providers
There is a steady need to rapidly train and retrain people in new technologies, products, and services in the medical and healthcare setting. Online training provides an excellent platform for the professionals to keep up with the ever-changing updates in rules and regulations.
For instance, one of the most renowned e-learning based organizations in Healthcare sector, AudioEducator conducts more than 250 audio conferences in a year on diverse healthcare topics to educate healthcare professionals. The company has built quality metrics to measure the product quality at the time of conception and execution, and also gauge customer satisfaction from the customer feedbacks. All their products, presentations and training programs are backed with a 100% money-back guarantee, if not satisfied, a customer can ask for full refund. Plus, they also offer 150+ AAPC/AHIMA CEUs (continued education units) in a year to its customers for all their coding/billing/compliance** events.
For medical coding training institutions, AudioEducator provide up to 50% off on specialty specific bundles, market specific bundles, topic-specific bundles and annual subscription; to help professionals get their hands on the most lucrative and informative audio conferences at discounted price. Plus, they also offers up to 60% discount on 'Bundle of Five' , which allows the user to customize their bundle with minimum 5 listed multi-specialty on-demand webinars or DVD recordings or PDF transcripts for $699 only, along with the CEUs.
The "just-a-click-away" gamut of information in this digital age has provided a flexible e-learning format to healthcare professionals sitting at home, working from office desktop or accessing information from their mobile phones. It's a win-win situation for both customers and organizations as e-learning provide no shortage of opportunities to capitalize on a pivotal time in the industry.
To learn more about events in medical coding, billing and compliance, please visit http://www.audioeducator.com/. You can also call Adam K at 1-866-458-2965 or e-mail Adam at email@example.com
* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition. "Medical Records and Health Information Technicians".
**AudioEducator provides CEUs in most of the compliance topics barring few.
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