Hi there- i would have advised you to take the exam as soon as you finished the course. There are new guidelines out now so you need to read up the on the new material for 2022.Hello, I finished my Coding/ Billing Certification in 2020 ,but I plan to take test in 2022 and I would like to know any tips that will get me prepared for the exam and pointers. Thanks
Thank you for your inputWelcome! The best advice has been pointed out above. It is very difficult to obtain a position as a brand new CPC-A or CPC with no experience. Many organizations have great opportunities in scheduling, payment posting, AR, customer service, medical records and patient experience roles. These organizations also want to promote within and retain quality employees. As a past hiring manager I would hire aspiring coders in these type roles and many of them would move into coding positions once they had some experience in other areas of the organization. If you want to work in the provider and/or hospital setting having an understanding of payer rules, claims and the revenue cycle is very important. A great start for a coder is working pre-bill clean up, rejections and denials. Working in direct patient care roles and hands on is also invaluable when moving into a coding, revenue cycle or other administrative position. Volunteering at a hospital is also a great idea. Good luck.
Yes, that was my plan ,but life happens and my kid's kept me busy and did not have to prepare in a timely fashion to take test on last year like my plan.Thanks for your input.Hi there- i would have advised you to take the exam as soon as you finished the course. There are new guidelines out now so you need to read up the on the new material for 2022.