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 ...
Jun 19th, 2018
Once you’ve completed your medical coding training and earned your credential, how do you get real world experience?  AAPC’s Project Xtern and Local Chapters are excellent ways to do so. How Project Xtern Works Stepping out on a medical coding career requires training, your CPC credential, and experience. But finding that real world experience sometimes needed ...
May 10th, 2017
It’s tough paying for medical coding school, investing your time to learn, and finally passing your coding exam. Then reality sets in that you can’t find a job in your field. Or, there are jobs, but there are only entry level positions that aren’t what you expected. There’s hope. You just have to remember that you may have to work a little to ...
It’s a win/win for the extern, the mentor, and the healthcare industry. It seems so unfair. You studied so hard, staying awake late hours to master new (and often illogical) concepts. You practiced coding until your eyes glazed over, you tabbed your books, and one day, belly filled with butterflies, you successfully tested for your ...
Jan 2nd, 2009
Project Xtern has grown into a huge resource linking aspiring coders to potential employers and allowing new coders to gain hands-on experience outside the classroom. This article looks at the growth of the program and its offerings for aspiring coders. Full Article Advance Student Center: “Project Xtern Gains Momentum” was last modified: July 5th, 2011 ...