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 ...
If your chapter struggles with implementing a mentorship program, give it appeal and make it a success. Over the years, I’ve watched chapters (including my own) struggle to launch a successful mentorship program. The last time my chapter attempted to pair mentors and mentees, we received over 70 mentee applications and — wait for it ...
Advice from those who take us under their wing can be the difference between success and failure. Life lessons often are learned the hard way: through trial and (sometimes painful) error. Although we may learn from our mistakes, so too can we learn from the experiences — both good and bad — of others. None ...
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 ...