Five Tips to Ace Your Medical Coding Interview

by OnPoint Healthcare Solutions

 

Are you preparing for a medical coding interview? Congratulations on making it this far! Now, it’s time to take the next step and ace the interview. Here are five tips to help you prepare:

Research the organization:
Before the interview, take some time to research the health organization you’re interviewing with. Look up their website, social media pages, and any news articles about them. Tailor your questions based on the health facility type, size, and other relevant factors. This will show the interviewer that you’re genuinely interested in the company and have done your homework.

Review commonly asked questions:
Go through a list of commonly asked interview questions and think of specific examples to share. For example, if you’re asked about how you handle difficult situations, think of a specific scenario from your past experience and describe how you handled it. This will help you sound more confident and prepared during the interview. Here are a few resources to help you prepare: Medical Coding Interview questions, Medical Coding Interview Guide¬†

Share your story and your “why”:
At the start of an interview, it’s common to feel a little stiff and formal, and chances are the interviewer is feeling nervous too. The interviewer may kick off the conversation with the question “tell me about yourself.” This is a great opportunity to share your journey into medical coding and why you’re passionate about the field. By doing so, you’ll instantly make the interview more conversational and give the hiring manager insight into who you are and why you do what you do. Sharing your story and your “why” will help you connect with the interviewer on a personal level and showcase your enthusiasm for the job. So, take advantage of this question and let your passion shine through!

Prepare for your virtual interview:
Make sure you have a reliable internet connection, a quiet place to conduct the interview, and any necessary software or equipment. We recommend doing a test run before the interview to ensure everything works correctly. Pro tip: during the interview, it’s crucial to look at the camera, not the screen. Maintaining eye contact is so important, especially since you’re not there in-person.

Ask your recruiter for insights:
Finally, ask your recruiter if they have any insight into the hiring manager’s personality. This can help you tailor your responses to their preferences and make a better impression during the interview.

 

Following these five tips will prepare you for your next medical coding interview. If you’re looking for a new medical coding opportunity, contact us today to learn about our available positions. Good luck!

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