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    ADVICE: If you are looking for a job

    Due to the poor economy, it is definitely an employer's market. Favoritism is the golden key to getting a job...it's all about who you know, NOT what you know these days. And no matter how much experience/knowledge/education you have...it is impossible to get hired over favoritism towards...
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    Letting Credentials Expire

    Oooppss....sorry. I meant "Thank you, Erik".
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    Letting Credentials Expire

    Thank you for the information, Theresa. After some researching, I also agree with you, it seems AHIMA is the route to go. :)
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    Letting Credentials Expire

    Try going for RHIA or RHIT With the mandate of EHR/EMR increasing, I'm seriously thinking about going for the RHIT certification. It's not a coding credential, but IMO it's more marketable and can more easily get my foot in the door and open more opportunities that later could lead to a coding...
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    CPC vs CCS

    I've noticed more and more postings have RHIA or RHIT listed as well. Of course, depending on the type of position will require an actual coding certification, but I'm seriously thinking about going for the RHIT certification. It's not a coding credential, but IMO it's more marketable and can...
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    Further delays in the ICD-10 implementation

    Now it may possibly be in 2015 when ICD-10 will be implemented. AMA Calls for Further Delay to ICD-10 Compliance Deadline http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2012/5/14/ama-calls-for-further-delay-to-icd10-compliance-deadline.aspx AHIMA repeats opposition to ICD-10 delay...
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    Frustrated

    WOW...that sounds awesome! Are these mentors employees of AHIMA, or local chapter members?
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    A question for those who work in HR?

    Well, many employers must be adopting this new process because I've never had to release that information until after I was personally contacted by a recruiter. Even last summer when I was searching for a new job, I never had to release that information until someone contacted me by phone.
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    A question for those who work in HR?

    Is it normal - or even legal - for an employer to ask for your SS# and/or birth date when applying for a job BEFORE any type of interview has taken place? With identity theft as one of the top crimes, it seems to make it easier for this to happen to you, no matter how secure the application...
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    CPC-A vs CCA?

    Sorry if this topic has already been posted on this forum. If it has been, please post the link to the original thread. Just curious what everyone's thoughts are on the CPC-A vs CCA, and which certification is in higher demand, which one is most recognized by employers? I know that it...
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    Elimination of “A” Designation: The Apprentice designation is not needed anymore

    The answer was from the March 2012 Coding Edge. Here's the thread. "CPC-A Elimination?" from March 2012 Coding Edge http://www.aapc.com/memberarea/forums/showthread.php?t=69065
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    CPC-A designation to continue....for now

    Considering there were only 526 votes from a membership of 112,000, that's not even 1% :eek: of the AAPC membership that participated in this...a very disappointingly low turn out in this participation :(
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    "CPC-A Elimination?" from March 2012 Coding Edge

    As I had posted on another thread, this seems very vague "on-the-job experience (externships accepted) using the CPT®, ICD-9-CM, or HCPCS Level II code sets". For some, this could mean just filling out billing forms checking off the same codes every day (small private practice, small specialty...
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    "CPC-A Elimination?" from March 2012 Coding Edge

    Letter from the Chairman and CEO, Reed E. Pew, from the Coding Edge Magazine March 2012. "CPC-A Elimination?" In January's Coding Edge, AAPC outlined a new proposal to eliminate the Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice (CPC-A) credential. We asked for your input on this throughout the...
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    Elimination of “A” Designation: The Apprentice designation is not needed anymore

    This seems very vague "on-the-job experience (externships accepted) using the CPT®, ICD-9-CM, or HCPCS Level II code sets". For some, this could mean just filling out billing forms checking off the same codes every day (small private practice, small specialty clinics, etc) to others who...
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