Practice managers are wise to know the advantages of hiring new, highly educated medical coders. Newly-credentialed medical coders, while looking for their first medical coding job, often face the classic catch-22: “You need a job to gain experience, but you can’t get a job without experience.” This situation causes anxiety and frustration for many newly-credentialed ...
I do a lot of mentoring and networking. And as a result, I hear from newly-certified coders, who have their CPC-A  and who are having trouble finding a job because most employers are looking for people who have experience. It feels like a Catch-22 because a new coder can’t get experience to have experience for ...
Feb 1st, 2019
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AAPC is aware of the needs of its recently certified coders and is seeking opportunities to help them gain work experience by partnering with employers to provide externships in the fields they’ve trained so hard to enter. As an officer, you undoubtedly have apprentice coders at your meetings that could benefit from this program. You ...
Passion and determination will prevent you from getting tripped up. Starting a career after earning a degree of certification, or changing careers later in life, has obstacles. You feel euphoric, accomplished, and eager to start your job search. But it can be difficult to get your foot in the door without hands-on experience. For example, ...
By putting yourself out there to mentor, you help yourself in the process of helping others. Think back to your first day on the job. Remember how “green” you were? There was so much to learn — deciphering priorities and trying to remember all the rules and regulations. If you were lucky, you had someone ...