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loshriver

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Hi Everyone,


I received my certification in Dec 2018, and I am having no luck. I had a few interviews, I am not sure if it is my lack of experience or age. I have no experience in a medical office or coding other than going through AAPC for training and working on my practicode. How does on get training or experience? I am working and can't afford to leave to do interning. I have worked at a University for 16 years and I want to work at our Med School. I have spent alot of time where I am at and don't want to leave, but I can't move up where I am located. If anyone is in the St. Louis, MO area and willing to speak to me, please let me know.

Thank you,

Linda Shriver
 

Chelle-Lynn

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There are several ways that those new to the coding and billing world can get experience:

  • Locate an apprenticeship program for coding and billing. On the west coast we have facilities such as Kaiser who have these types of programs. Many of the larger facilities do.
  • Sign up with a temporary agency that specializes in the medical field.
  • Try for a receptionist or clerical position. Often times employers will look for any employment history in the medical field, it does not always have to be coding/billing related.
  • Check in with your local chapter. Often times they will hear of employment opportunities before anyone else.
It can be challenging to get a toe in the door, but any toe will do! Good luck!
 

loshriver

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There are several ways that those new to the coding and billing world can get experience:

  • Locate an apprenticeship program for coding and billing. On the west coast we have facilities such as Kaiser who have these types of programs. Many of the larger facilities do.
  • Sign up with a temporary agency that specializes in the medical field.
  • Try for a receptionist or clerical position. Often times employers will look for any employment history in the medical field, it does not always have to be coding/billing related.
  • Check in with your local chapter. Often times they will hear of employment opportunities before anyone else.
It can be challenging to get a toe in the door, but any toe will do! Good luck!
Thank you for your reply. I have been applying to other positions as well. I would love to do apprenticeship, but unfortunately that would be during the week. I have a job now that I cannot leave. Hope to be able to find something while working where I am.
 

deliciatraylor

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Hi Everyone,


I received my certification in Dec 2018, and I am having no luck. I had a few interviews, I am not sure if it is my lack of experience or age. I have no experience in a medical office or coding other than going through AAPC for training and working on my practicode. How does on get training or experience? I am working and can't afford to leave to do interning. I have worked at a University for 16 years and I want to work at our Med School. I have spent alot of time where I am at and don't want to leave, but I can't move up where I am located. If anyone is in the St. Louis, MO area and willing to speak to me, please let me know.

Thank you,

Linda Shriver
The great company I work for is hiring remote for multiple positions. Visit this website www.ensemblehp.com/careers and let them know I referred you.
 

commons50

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Deliciatraylor, I tried the link you mentioned, there is just a general "Contact us" form there. Maybe I am missing something. I did try to apply through that link and uploaded my resume, but somehow it does not show that my application went through. I did not see any entry level positions that I would be qualified for there, but again, maybe I am not looking in the right place. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
 

CherMC17

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Hi Everyone,


I received my certification in Dec 2018, and I am having no luck. I had a few interviews, I am not sure if it is my lack of experience or age. I have no experience in a medical office or coding other than going through AAPC for training and working on my practicode. How does on get training or experience? I am working and can't afford to leave to do interning. I have worked at a University for 16 years and I want to work at our Med School. I have spent alot of time where I am at and don't want to leave, but I can't move up where I am located. If anyone is in the St. Louis, MO area and willing to speak to me, please let me know.

Thank you,

Linda Shriver
Hi Everyone,


I received my certification in Dec 2018, and I am having no luck. I had a few interviews, I am not sure if it is my lack of experience or age. I have no experience in a medical office or coding other than going through AAPC for training and working on my practicode. How does on get training or experience? I am working and can't afford to leave to do interning. I have worked at a University for 16 years and I want to work at our Med School. I have spent alot of time where I am at and don't want to leave, but I can't move up where I am located. If anyone is in the St. Louis, MO area and willing to speak to me, please let me know.

Thank you,

Linda Shriver
Hi Linda,
I received my CPC-A May 2018, I applied just about everywhere, no one wants to hire me. I am in dental 31 years. I know how to do dental coding. How hard can it be to train on the coding software. No one wants to train. Virginia is the worst getting work in coding. I wish you the best of luck.
Cheryl
 

loshriver

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Hi Linda,
I received my CPC-A May 2018, I applied just about everywhere, no one wants to hire me. I am in dental 31 years. I know how to do dental coding. How hard can it be to train on the coding software. No one wants to train. Virginia is the worst getting work in coding. I wish you the best of luck.
Cheryl
thank you, you too, I haven't found anything yet
 
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