Hiring managers consider more than just education and credentials. While browsing social media and attending local and national coding conferences, I frequently note aspiring coders expressing frustration in getting their first break into medical coding. The usual complaint is that employers won’t hire them without coding experience. As someone who has been in a hiring ...
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 ...