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PPV: Determine the training method that works well for continuing your coding education

HIM-HIPAA Insider, December 4, 2007

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Do you need to review coding guidelines and participate in coding training on a regular basis? With so many choices, finding the best training method can seem overwhelming. In order to make the right decision and take full advantage of a learning experience, it's important to consider personal factors, such as:

  • Prior coding experience (or lack thereof)
  • Learning ability
  • Learning preferences
  • Financial limitations

To accommodate students from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels, schools and other educational providers offer the following traditional and nontraditional training methods:

  • Live on-site coding classes
  • Online coding classes, including degree and certificate programs
  • Audioconferences
  • Rigorous, one-week courses
  • Electronic learning (e-learning) courses offered online for which you can obtain continuing education (CE) credits

Which method works best for you? Take a closer look at the different types of training options and decide for yourself.

Editor's note: For more information on ways to educate your coders, click here. Subscribers to JustCoding.com can read the full article in the October 2007 issue. You can also purchase this article for $10 by clicking on the link above.



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