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Medical Coder Interview

30 Questions and Answers Written by Heather Douglass

Updated on August 21st, 2018 | Heather has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates,
specifically in the health care industry.
Question 1 of 30
How many hours a week do you usually work?
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How to Answer
Don't try to impress the interviewer by proclaiming you work over 40 hours a week, never take lunch and stay late every day. Showing you are a work-a-holic will only show the interviewer that you have poor time management skills.

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Question 2 of 30
Did you take an anatomy and physiology course in school?
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You remember your text book answers as: Anatomy is the study of the human body, while physiology is the study of how that body works. Being familiar with anatomy and physiology will make your job easier as a Medical Coder. To break up the monotony of coding it would be nice to read about the little piggy that went to the market but instead you read about metatarsal fractures. The interviewer won't expect you to fluent in Dr. talk but will expect you to know how to do you research, use your ICD-10 as reference and be able to confirm diagnosis with healthcare professionals as needed.
Question 3 of 30
How do you manage a large workload?
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Calm, Cool and Collected....this is how you will answer this question. Depending on the size of the facility or office you are supporting you may work within a team or on your own. Now is your chance to tell the interviewer about your time management skills. Are you a list maker? Prioritizer? Walk the interviewer through a busy day as a Medical Coder and how you manage that workload.

Question 4 of 30
How has your job change over the years you worked there?
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Adapt and overcome...this is your new motto! You could use this moment to discuss the changes between the ICD-9 and ICD-10. How has your staff turnover been? Were you given more responsibility? Did you take opportunities to train others once you had the experience and knowledge about your role? This question gives you an opportunity to go more in depth about how your role has evolved. If nothing has changed much over the past couple of years in your position, focus on what you have learned. Talk about how the changes in your job have taught you new skills and helped you develop the ones you already have.
Question 5 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to adapt to major change in the workplace.
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Change is common in today's workplaces, and interviewers want to know that you have the ability to embrace change.

Perhaps your job duties changed, there was a major change in policy, you had to welcome a new manager, or your company was acquired. These situations make great examples to draw on.

Pick an example where you enjoyed the change the most, or where the end result was the most positive. Explain how this change directly affected your job, and tell the interviewer how you maintained a positive approach during the transition. Finally, be sure to mention that change is a part of the workplace today, and you recognize that your role as an employee is to embrace it, encourage others to accept it, and be ready to continually learn new ways of doing things.

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Author of Medical Coder Answers and Questions

Heather Douglass
Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience recruiting and hiring candidates. She has a knack for resume writing. You can find her on twitter at @heatherinidaho.
First written on: 02/02/2017
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

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