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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Fontana California Chapter

    Default New to School

    AAPC: Back to School
    Greetings Everyone,

    I had a question regarding work experience and certification. I currently have 3 yrs experience in billing HMO and PPO for a large Peds group and an additional 3 yrs auditing providers claims for several TPA's. I was laid off and have had no luck with my job search so far. I am taking the online courses in hopes that that will make a difference and open up new opportunities to me. So my question is, does the certification make a difference since not all employers require it? What are the advantages of having this certification?

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Tight job market

    There are some employers who definitely require the certification. Even for those that don't, in a tight job market certification would give you an edge over a candidate with no certification.

    A combination of certification with your experience should help lift your resume to the top of the pile.

    Even if you get a job before you get the CPC, I'd keep going and get that certification.

    Good luck!

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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