The attraction of the Billing and Coding Industry is its potential for a great income and the possibility of working for yourself. Reaching that potential and accomplishing that possibility requires determination, hard work, and support. That being said that begs the question:
What if I don’t have the support I need?
Sadly, a lack of support is often the biggest obstacle to the aspiring Billing and Coding professional. That lack of support can look like criticism, skepticism, or even outright judgment, and that lack of support can come from spouses, parents, and even children.
So, what do we do in these hurtful situations?
First, educate yourself about the profession. The better you understand your profession, the better you can educate those around you. Understand the graduation rates, the job opportunities, the realistic salaries. Talking about these things in any vague way only fuels the critics.
Second, find a team of support. Find supporters who don’t heap on anger for your lack of support in other areas. They key is to find people who will encourage you in the tough times and encourage you to persevere.
Third, be specific about your goals. Write them down. Specific goals provide perseverance in the tough times. If you want to own your own billing and coding business, write it down. If you want to make $75,000 a year. Write it down. Those goals help remind you why you need to persevere. And when you meet those goals, it will help turn critics into fans.
The Billing and Coding profession offers so many benefits to those who work hard. Your critics may not see it, but just remember, nothing succeeds like success. When you meet your goals, they will understand why you did what you do.
Please let us know if we can be an encouragement to you.
I’m thankful for all of you Billing and Coding Professionals out there. Hang in there, and keep doing the profession proud.
HealthCare Pro Academy
Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture.