7 Flexible Side Gigs for Teachers in a Cash Crunch

 

Teachers make, on average, 17 percent less than other professional positions. Educating tomorrow’s leaders is a labor of love and a necessary role that only the most caring and compassionate men and women can handle. But no matter how much you love being in the classroom, you still have to make the mortgage.

Here are seven flexible side jobs that will help you pay the bills this summer and keep a steady cash flow once August arrives: 

  1. Medical coding. You already know you have an eye for detail, which is a huge asset as a medical coder. A medical coder is responsible for translating diagnoses and medical treatments into specific alphanumeric codes. These codes are then used by health care providers and insurance companies when reviewing medical records. Many agencies hire remote medical coding staff. According to Zip Recruiter, salary ranges from $25,000 to $52,000.
  2. Software development. If you have technical skills, consider moonlighting as a computer programmer. This is an individual who creates logical instructions that computers can easily understand and interpret into apps and programs. There are a number of in-demand programming languages including Python, Ruby, and Java. Other marketable skills include CSS and HTML, which are considered the building blocks of the web. A skilled software developer can command $100 per hour or more. 
  1. Customer service. A job in customer or guest services is a perfect fit for your abilities to handle a wide variety of people. You already have lots of experience doing this with parents, staff members and school administrators. You might work as a call center agent or as an online representative. Customer service agent pay rates are based on a number of factors but are calculated by the hour. 
  1. Direct sales. Are you passionate about makeup, clothing, health and fitness, or jewelry? There are dozens of direct sales companies that will allow you to set your own schedule while surrounding yourself with things and people you love. You’ll likely need a home office, which Plexus recommends you keep neat and tidy and away from areas in your home that would encourage distractions. Income is based on your marketing abilities and availability. 
  1. Online teaching. If teaching is what you love, you can always continue doing so via a virtual classroom. Options are almost limitless, and sites including TeachAway.com feature a variety of opportunities to teach and tutor everything from preschool to college from the comfort of your own home. Online teachers typically earn between $20 and $40 per hour and you can choose your schedule to teach when it’s convenient for you. 
  1. Bookkeeper. If you don’t mind staring at numbers, a part-time gig as a bookkeeper can net you are around $60 per hour. You don’t need a degree in accounting but you do need good computer skills and be willing to take a few classes to get you started. The Penny Hoarder, a popular online blog that offers advice on how to make and save money, explains that you can start your own bookkeeping business for around $1,500 and that most of this money will be spent on skills development. 
  1. Translation. Translation is an excellent part-time job for language teachers as it plays directly into your chosen field and comes with the added benefit of keeping your bilingual aptitude up to educational standards. Translators may work with local government agencies, book publishers, or businesses to diminish the language barrier for non-English speaking people. Depending on your proficiency, you may be able to charge $25-$50 per hour. Translate Media estimates that full-time translators in the U.S. earn around $40,000 per year. 

As a teacher, you handle unrelenting stress each and everyday. Don’t let stress over money interfere with your love of education. These and other part-time, gig-based jobs will help you handle your finances and give your brain a chance to switch modes, which may help you be more effective in the classroom.

ICd 10 cpc exam 2018

ICD 10 Quiz for CPC Exam 2018

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This is another post for medical coding  beginners. These are also useful for freshers medical coding job interviews and do practice more for enhancing your ICD 10 coding skills in 2018.

  1. A patient is seen for pain in his left foot and ankle. The physician diagnosed him with idiopathic gout.
  2. A patient is seen for wheezing and cough for the past 2 days. She is using her rescue inhaler daily and has not been able to work out for about a week due to cough, She is diagnosed with moderate persistent asthma.
  3. A patient comes is for follow – up for results of bloodwork he had for muscle weakness. The results show the patient to be deficient of vitamin D.
  4. A patient is diagnosed with cancer of the tail of the pancreas. He is also suffering from anemia due to the malignancy.
  5. A patient is seen for chronic pain syndrome.
  6. what codes are reported for a patient with type II diabetic chronic kidney disease (moderate) and hypertension.
  7. A patient comes to the emergency department having a gall bladder attack. Upon exam and testing, he is found to have acute cholecystitis with stones in the gallbladder.
  8. A patient presents to the neurologist with complains of burning pain in the left side of her head that lasts an hour. He also has a red, watering and swollen left eye. He typically has the headaches for about 8 weeks and then doesn’t get them again for a year. He has had these headache for the past 6 years. The patient is diagnosed with chronic cluster headaches.
  9. A patient presents with her friends who describe her as having severe manic episode of her bipolar disorder.
  10. A patient is hospitalized with pneumonia with culture indicated it is due to E. Coli
  11. A patient is admitted with an intractable migraine. She has had the migraine for 4 years.
  12. A patient diagnosed with severe recurrent depression without psychotic features.
  13. Patient presents with a lump on his left thigh. It has been present for several months and is not painful. Exam reveals a lipoma.
  14. A patient is seen for protein deficiency anemia.
  15. A patient is seen for acute respiratory failure. She is found to have elevated carbon di oxide in the blood and low oxygen levels. She is diagnosed with hypercapnia.

 

Answers:

  1. M10.072
  2. J45.40
  3. E55.9
  4. C25.2, D63.0
  5. G89.4
  6. E11.22, N18.3, I12.9
  7. K80.00
  8. G44.029
  9. F31.13
  10. J15.5
  11. G43.919
  12. F33.2
  13. D17.24
  14. D53.0
  15. J96.02
CPC Exam 2018

ICD 10 Questions For CPC Exam 2018

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This is another post for medical coding  beginners. These are also useful for freshers medical coding job interviews and do practice more for enhancing your ICD 10 coding skills in 2018.

  1. what is a correct code for a patient with a history of prostate cancer treated with prostatectomy and radiation therapy.
  2. A patient presents with an infection on the right index finger. It is red, swollen and painful. She states she had loose skin around the nail bed that she cut too closely. She is diagnosed perionychia.
  3. Patient is seen for a prenatal visit at 12 weeks. She states she is doing well. During the exam, a fetal heartbeat cannot be found.
  4. Patient is seen by the ENT and diagnosed with a nasal polyp.
  5. Patient returns to the office for joint injection for pain relief of chronic right knee pain.
  6. A 16 year old patient presents to the ED after falling asleep in the sun. She has 1st degree sunburn.
  7. A patient is seen for a STEMI of the left main coronary artery.
  8. A 46 year old woman presents to the obstetrician with her first pregnancy. She is 13 weeks along in her pregnancy.
  9. Howard is seen for shortness of breath.
  10. A patient was seen with severe pelvic pain and an ultrasound is ordered. She is found to have endometriosis of her bilateral ovaries and fallopian tubes.
  11. A _________ note instructs that 2 codes may be required to fully discribe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  12. This female patient is seen for acute conjunctivitis of her left eye.
  13. A 6 year old Patient is seen for multiple warts on her hands.

 

Answers:

  1. Z90.79, Z85.45, Z92.3
  2. L03.011
  3. O02.1, Z3A.12
  4. J33.9
  5. G89.29, M25.561
  6. L55.0
  7. I21.01
  8. O09.511, Z3A.13
  9. R06.02
  10. N80.1, N80.2
  11. Code Also
  12. H10.32
  13. B07.9
medicare

What Is Medicare Plan A, B, C D? Complete Medicare explained

Medicare Explained – What You Need to Know About a Single Payer System

Plan Name Explained
Medicare Part A Hospital care
Part B Medical services
Part C Medicare Advantage plans
Part D Prescription drug coverage

Medicare Part A = Hospital care

  1. Medicare Part A used to cover most hospital related costs after you pay the first $1,316 (your “Part A deductible”)
  2. At age 65 most people will automatically be enrolled in Medicare Part A
  3. Most people don’t pay a monthly Part A premium because they paid for it through their payroll deductions

Medicare Part B = Medical services

  1. Medicare Part B will cover 80% of the cost of doctor visits and everyday medical services after you pay the first $183 (your “Part B deductible”)
  1. You should sign up for Part B as soon as you’re eligible, or you could pay penalties later
  1. You’ll also have a Part B premium to pay every month. The standard Part B premium amount is $134 (or higher, depending on your income).

Medicare Part C = Medicare Advantage plans

  1. Once you have completed your Parts A and B, you can include your a Medicare Advantage plan.
  2.   When Medicare Advantage plans includes Part D for prescription drug coverage then they are considered as MAPD plans.
  3.   MAPD plans are naturally the low cost methods to prefer the Parts A, B and D at the same time.
  4. You will have to continue to maintain your cost for Part B premium to the federal government.
  5. Naturally, you will have to pay an extra monthly installment to your private insurance company, too.
  6. Medicare Advantage plans can also include some extra costs like dental and vision coverage.
  7. You will not be able to deny due to a pre-existing condition.

Medicare Part D = Prescription drug coverage

  1. You will have to pay a monthly installment for the Part D plan unless it’s included in your Medicare Advantage plan.
  1. Each insurance company decides on a list of what drugs its Part D plan will cover (a “formulary”)
  1. The federal government will decide depending on some drugs which Medicare will never pay for.

Choose to stay with just Original Medicare if…

  1. You don’t go to the doctor often.
  2. You have other coverage through an employer, TRICARE or the Veterans Administration (VA)
  3. Paying about 20% of all your hospital and medical costs is affordable for you.
  4. You don’t need prescription drug coverage, or you have it already.

Add a Medigap (Medicare Supplement) plan if …

  1. You want a plan that covers some or all of the costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover
  2. Paying less – or paying nothing – when you get medical care outweighs having higher monthly premiums
  3. You don’t need prescription drug coverage, or you want to buy it separately
  4. You want the freedom to see any doctor who accepts Medicare
  5. You live outside of Michigan for more than a month each year and want to pay the same amount whether you see a doctor at home or away

Medicare Advantage with prescription drug plans

Your monthly premium is based on your county of residence. For 2018, we offer the following options:

  1. Priority Medicare Key SM (HMO-POS) – The monthly premium for this plan is $0. This plan has a low in-network deductible, and there’s no maximum benefit limit.
  2. Priority Medicare Ideal SM (PPO) – Coverage at a low cost no matter where you live in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Monthly premium is just $18.
  3. Priority Medicare Value SM (HMO-POS) – This plan provides you with predictable copayments for things like doctor visits and prescriptions. With low monthly premiums that start as low as $9 to $72.
  4. Priority Medicare Merit SM (PPO) – Our value priced PPO gives you a little more flexibility than our HMO-POS plans. Monthly premiums start as low as $37 to $86.

Choose from four options:

  1. Medigap Plan A – Pays your components when you’re hospitalized and coinsurance when you attend your doctor or get outpatient hospital services. Plan A is one of the Medigap plans available to Medicare-eligible people under age 65. Monthly premiums start as low as $87.
  2. Medigap Plan D – Including everything in Plan A, plus it covers your Part A deductible, skilled nursing copayment and foreign travel emergency services. Monthly premiums start as low as $131.
  3. Medigap Plan N – Including everything in Plan D, but you’ll have copayments for physician visits and emergency visits. Monthly premiums start as low as $106.
  4. Medigap Plan G – Including everything in Plan N, plus you won’t have copayments. You’ll have to pay your Part B deductible, but extra charges over what Medicare approves will be handled. Monthly premiums start as low as $135.

Still Have confusion about Medicare explained you can also watch a video.

Resources:

https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/hospital-care-inpatient.html

https://www.webmd.com/health-insurance/medicare-part-b-doctor-costs-and-lab-tests#1

Medicare Part B

What is Medicare?

CPC exam 2018

ICD -10 Coding Practice For Beginners

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This is another post for medical coding  beginners. These are also useful for freshers medical coding job interviews and do practice more for enhancing your ICD 10 coding skills in 2018.

  1. A patient with CKD stage 5 requiring dialysis that the patient is receiving would be coded as:
  2. Patient presents with left ear pain for past 3 days. Exam reveals a ruptured tympanic membrane with serous fluid from the right ear. Diagnosis is suppurative otitis media.
  3. A patient is diagnosed with congenital mitral stenosis.
  4. A baby is admitted to the hospital after being born in the car on the way to hospital.
  5. Jake is seen for a 2nd degree sunburn on his back.
  6. Patient is seen for hypertensive heart disease and stage 3 chronic kidney disease.
  7. A 2 year old male is seen in follow – up with a genetic counselor for test results. Test results show the patient has fragile X syndrome.
  8. Excludes II notes are provided to indicate ICD-10 codes that:
  9. Mother presents with 3-yr old daughter that has been difficult at home with tantrums, crying and being quite disagreeable. Mother has tried time out, taking possessions and nothing seems to work. The father recently left the home. She is diagnosed with adjustment disorder.
  10. A patient is diagnosed with hypertrophy of adenoids and tonsils.
  11. What is the code for systolic heart failure ?
  12. A 2 day old baby is suspected to be in withdrawal. The neonate’s mother is an alcoholic and used alcohol up until delivery.
  13. A pregnant type 1 diabetic patient presents for a check up at 31 weeks along in her pregnancy.
  14. 67 year old patient is seen for follow up of primary osteoarthritis of the right knee.
  15. A man presents to the clinic for the results of his HIV testing after being notified that a former partner was diagnosed with HIV . He was tested 2 weeks ago and today is informed the test was negative.
  16. A______ instructs that 2 codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  17. A patient is seen in follow up for endometriosis.
  18. Ms. Jones comes to her PCP. She is tearful, unable to sleep, with difficulty making decisions. She recently lost her husband of 45 years. She is diagnosed with adjustment disorder depression.
  19. Patients presents for follow up visit for HTN, hyperlipidemia and CKD.
  20. An elderly lady is seen in the emergency department for extreme back pain that began one day prior. She has postmenopausal osteoporosis and does not recall any trauma. X-rays reveal lumbar vertebral fracture. She is diagnosed with an osteoporotic L1-L3 fracture.

 

Answers:

  1. N18.6, Z99.2
  2. H66.41, H72.91
  3. Q23.2
  4. Z38.1
  5. L55.1
  6. I13.10, N18.3
  7. Q99.2
  8. Not included here but can be code
  9. F43.25
  10. J35.3
  11. I50.20
  12. P04.3
  13. O24.013,E10.9, Z3A.31
  14. M17.11
  15. Z71.7
  16. Code also
  17. N80.9
  18. F43.21
  19. N18.9, E78.5, I12.9
  20. M80.08XA
pregnancy and childbirth coding

ICD 10 – CM Practice Series For 2018

 

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This is another post for medical coding  beginners. Pregnancy codes are always confusing and even experienced coders find it difficult. This is send by one of our facebook user from India on Topic -Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium. These are also useful for freshers medical coding job interviews and do practice more for enhancing your ICD 10 coding skills in 2018.

  1. Rupture Uterus
  2. Poor fetal heart rate
  3. Failure to progress
  4. PIH
  5. Pregnancy HIV
  6. Placental Abruption
  7. Failed Induction
  8. Pre term labor (PTL)
  9. Pre CS
  10. Spontaneous membrane rupture sorm (SRM)
  11. Polyhydroamnios
  12. NFHT (Non Fetal heart tunnel)
  13. Twins
  14. Triplets
  15. Cord Around Neck
  16. Macrosomnia
  17. Oligohydroaminos
  18. Breech Presentation
  19. IUGR (Intra uterine growth restriction)
  20. Gestational DM
  21. Hydrocephalus Fetus
  22. CPD (Cephalo Pelvic Disproportion)
  23. HSV (herpes simplex Virus)
  24. Fetal distress
  25. Pre eclampsia (Severe) PIH
  26. Pre eclampsia (Normal)
  27. Placenta previa
  28. Fetal intolerance to labor
  29. Fetal Demise
  30. Incomplete abortion
  31. large for dates
  32. shoulder dystocia
  33. arrest of descent
  34. prolapse cord
  35. retained placenta
  36. C/S wound
  37. Fetal bradycardia
  38. Malpresentation
  39. Fetal Cardiac Anomaly
  40. D&C
  41. D&C post partum
  42. D&C retained placenta
  43. Arrested active labor

* conditions are considered as after delivery. so given answers are selected as after delivery codes.

Answers:

  1. O71.03
  2. O76
  3. O62.2
  4. O13.9
  5. O98.719, Z21
  6. O45.90
  7. O61.9
  8. O60.14X0
  9. O09.90
  10. O42.90
  11. O40.9XX0
  12. O76
  13. O30.009
  14. O30.109
  15. O69.81×0
  16. O36.63×0
  17. O41.00×0
  18. O32.1xx0
  19. O36.5130
  20. O24.419
  21. O33.6xx0
  22. O33.9
  23. O98.519
  24. O77.9
  25. O14.10
  26. O14.90
  27. O44.00
  28. O36.8930
  29. O36.4xx0
  30. O03.4
  31. O36.60×0
  32. o66.0
  33. O62.2
  34. O69.0xx0
  35. O72.0
  36. O86.0
  37. O76
  38. O32.9
  39. O35.8xx0
  40. O
  41. O
  42. O
  43. O62.9

 

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ICD 10 Questions

Practice Questions for 2018 – ICD – 10 CM

  1.  Patient presents with a sore throat and fever for 2 days. Assessment: Positive strep test with a diagnosis of tonsillitis.
  2. A female patient comes in with vaginal itching and burning on urination. Wet prep is positive for yeast vaginitis.
  3. A patient with a malignant neoplasm of the right ovary is being treated by the oncologist for anemia due to tumor.
  4. A patient states that she was begun to have symptoms of her depression again. she is tired, having trouble concentrating, and often agitated. she has a persistent low mood and lack of interest in activities. She is diagnosed with recurrence of her mild depression.
  5. Patient presents after working out and doing sit ups. She is experiencing musculoskeletal pain. She is diagnoses with muscle strain of abdominal muscles.
  6. A man with prostate cancer comes to the hospital for his second radiation therapy treatment.
  7. A former smoker is seen for a follow up. He has coronary artery disease with unstable angina.
  8. A 14 year old patient is seen in the ED for 1st degree burn on his right buttock. He was running away from a firework that tipped over and it struck him. He was at home in the yard.
  9. A patient comes in for her mammogram results. The patient is found to have microcalcifications.
  10. Patient present for vaginal bleeding for the last couple months, at irregular times other than when she is having her period. She is not in pain, and this generally occurs after intercourse. GYN exam is performed and a cervical polyp is seen in the cervical OS. The polyp is removed with ring forceps and sent to pathology.
  11. Patient presents with left shoulder pain after lifting heavy boxes in the attic. She did not fall but struck the wall. On exam  she can not raise the arm or place it behind her back without pain. She is diagnosed with a muscle strain of the left shoulder.
  12. A female patient is seen for obesity.
  13. An asthmatic patient presents for a check up. She has mild persistent asthma that is currently well controlled. She does, however, continue to smoke cigarettes. She states she has tried to quit, but just can’t. She is dependent, having smoked for 25 years.
  14. A patient comes in for a 22 week G2P1 complains of vaginal discharge. Wet prep shows Candida Vaginitis and the patient is instructed to use mycolog cream externally.
  15. A patient is seen by the ENT for chronic ethmoidal sinusitis.

 

 

Answers:

  1. J03.00
  2. B37.3
  3. C56.1, D63.0
  4. F33.0
  5. S39.011A
  6. Z51.0, C61
  7. I25.110, Z87.79
  8. T21.15XA
  9. R92.0
  10. N84.1
  11. S46.912A
  12. E66.9
  13. J45.30
  14. O23.592, Z3A.22, B37.3
  15. J32.2

 

 

Practice Questions For CPC Exam 2017 -Part 6

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This is fifth post of my next CPC Practice Questions 2017 series post. I will publish more questions in coming days. Do check these. Practice more and more these questions and find answers in the next post.

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Practice Questions For CPC Exam 2017 -Part 5

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Practice Questions For CPC Exam 2017 -Part 2

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Practice Questions For CPC Exam 2017 -Part 4

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This is fourth post of my next CPC Practice Questions 2017 series post. I will publish more questions in coming days. Do check these. Practice more and more these questions and find answers in the next post.

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