Apr 7th, 2019
I received a lot of feedback from one of my blogs requesting assistance in finding a mentor for newly certified coders or billers. It is great to seek a mentor for your first years as a coder or biller, and it is encouraged by AAPC and most experienced coders and billers who I know. Experienced ...
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 ...
Learn, build confidence, and demonstrate proficiency with AAPC’s multi-functional coding scenario tool. Like learning to play the banjo or master ballet, medical coding requires practice. Whether you’re new to coding, need a refresher course, or looking to broaden your skills, AAPC’s Practicode lets you practice medical coding to perfection using redacted medical records for a ...
With a little persistence and a lot of networking, that dream coding job could be yours. By Melissa Kirshner, CPC, CRC, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow You spend months studying and taking notes, preparing for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam. You spend 5 hours and 40 minutes taking the exam. And then, it happens. After hitting ...
Apprentices provide a fresh perspective, are a spring of knowledge, and provide a practical staffing solution. The next time you have an open position that doesn’t require years of in-the-trenches coding experience, consider hiring a Certified Professional Coder – Apprentice (CPC-A®). Students of AAPC’s Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC) work very hard to achieve their ...