Welcome to HIM Coding!
Welcome current and future HIMmers! Are you trying to make sense out of medical coding mysteries or
preparing for coding certification exams? If so, you will discover
some helpful resources on these pages.
Those of you who are new to health information coding, exploring the
career of a medical coder, returning to coding after an absence, or
preparing for the coding certification exams, will find this site
I became a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and
a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) because I loved coding and wanted
to be the best coder I can be. Acquiring RHIT and CCS credentials is
excellent preparation for hospital coding.
When I was
studying for my RHIT and CCS certification examinations many
years ago, I was always on the
lookout for the newest and best exam study guides and other coding
materials. I put this site
together to help
new and prospective medical coders find coding textbooks, coding certification exam review guides, and other coding
I also added some pages about coding career. See the sitemap page for a listing of all pages with content
I am also interested in many other areas of health
care, especially physician practice and disease registries. In addition to formal training in HIM and coding, I have attended medical assisting, medical billing, and cancer registry programs to expand my knowledge about these settings. Cancer registry is a specialized field under health information management, but oncology coding and abstracting is quite different from medical coding.
I love books! I keep my eye on new HIM books, and I try to keep this site up-to-date. I spend more money on books than shoes. :O) I buy most of my books from Amazon because they have an excellent selection and fast delivery.
Please be aware that if you buy from an Amazon third-party seller and not from Amazon directly, you should read the customer reviews for that seller (not same as book reviews) first. I seldom buy from the third-party sellers, but the ones I've purchased from have delivered the correct books, often just a bit slower.
K.M. RHIT, CCS, CCMA-AC
Registered Health Information Technician
Certified Coding Specialist
California Certified Medical Assistant - Administrative & Clinical
Health Information & Technology Week
Note about spoofed emails -- I originally posted my email address on all these pages. Unfortunately, spammers have stolen my email address (himcoding at gmail dot com) and are now using it for spoofed junk messages, i.e., forging my email address as the sender. If you receive any email "from" himcoding that is not a reply to your own email, it was NOT send by me (and has a falsified return address).