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Highest Paying Medical Coder Specialties

Posted By:   Posted On: August 29th, 2016

Medical coders can increase their pay a number of ways, and one of them is by getting certified in one or many medical coder specialties. Here’s the top three medical coder specialties and how to get those certifications. The highest paying medical coding specialties shown here are based on the 2009 AAPC Salary Survey. It [&hellip

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Medical Coder Interview Questions for On-Site and Remote Medical Coders

Posted By:   Posted On: July 19th, 2016

Are you looking for a job as a medical coder or remote medical coder? If so, we’re here to help. We’re Desert Medical Careers. We have over 20 years experience as a medical staffing agency and we’ve found that those who have practiced interview questions in advance do far better during their job hunt. So [&hellip

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Getting a Healthcare Job in Phoenix through Desert Medical Careers

Posted By:   Posted On: June 27th, 2016

When looking for your next healthcare job, you will find you have a vast array of healthcare staffing agencies and services to choose from. Desert Medical Careers prides itself as being one of the best in the Phoenix Metro Area. Find out why you can benefit from working with them as well as tips to [&hellip

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Desert Medical Careers Shares What’s Kept Their Medical Staffing Agency Going Strong for 20 Years

Posted By:   Posted On: May 17th, 2016

This month DMC celebrates 20 years of being in business as an medical staffing agency in the Phoenix Metro Area. Steve Wootton, Managing Partner of DMC, shares what has led to their lasting success. What was Desert Medical Careers’ vision 20 years ago? What was the unique offering? We began with a vision to provide [&hellip

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Physician Assistant vs Nurse Practitioner: What’s the Difference?

Posted By:   Posted On: April 19th, 2016

As a staffing agency for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, we frequently get asked what is the difference between these two highly popular professions. Pay is Similar According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the national mean yearly pay for a Physician Assistant is $99,270 and the mean yearly pay for [&hellip

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Remote Medical Coder Jobs Pros and Cons

Posted By:   Posted On: March 17th, 2016

In October, 2015 ICD-10 launched throughout the US. Because this new medical coding standard has over 140,000 codes compared to the system that has been in place for decades, ICD-9, which has around 17,000 codes, medical coders have experienced a decrease in productivity. Before ICD-10 launched, it was anticipated that productivity would drop by 50%. [&hellip

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Surgical Physician Assistants’ Job Growth and Education Path

Posted By:   Posted On: February 18th, 2016

Pay and Job Growth for Surgical Physician Assistants There are over 35,000 surgical physician assistants working in the United States. The field of Physician Assistants is anticipated to grow by 30% between 2014 and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and according to the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, surgical PAs are [&hellip

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Tips for Getting a Remote Medical Coding Job

Posted By:   Posted On: January 19th, 2016

Pay for Remote Medical Coding Jobs While some companies that hire remote medical coders pay by the chart, it is very common to find remote coding jobs that pay hourly. The normal range to expect for a remote medical coding position is between $28 – $35 an hour. Medical coding salaries earned are directly connected [&hellip

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What Does a Physician Assistant Do?

Posted By:   Posted On: December 17th, 2015

Desert Medical Careers works closely with Arizona Physician Assistants to help them find the best jobs possible. Because we work so closely with Physician Assistants and facilities that hire them, we are aware of many details about this lucrative healthcare career that many aren’t. So we thought we would answer the question we commonly hear [&hellip

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Pros and Cons of PRN Nursing Positions

Posted By:   Posted On: November 17th, 2015

PRN (or temporary) nursing positions are common in many healthcare settings. In addition to PRN, they are often referred to as per diem, or “nursing pool” positions. These positions exist in order to keep health care facilities such as doctors’ offices, hospitals, and clinics operating even when staff goes on sick leave, quits, or when [&hellip

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