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    Default CPC-A looking for coding job in West Virginia

    AAPC: Back to School
    I received my CPC-A certifiation in June 2009 and had some great interviews but can't seem to find a job. I'm starting to get discouraged.

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    Apr 2007
    Locust Grove


    I completely understand. I passed mine in Oct., which I know is months after you. I haven't worked in over a year and times are tough. I struggle with being discouraged myself. We just have to believe that something will come along. I refuse to accept that I made a bad choice in choosing this road. I've not had any interviews... Keep your chin up. We will be successful.

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    Apr 2007
    Beaverton, Oregon Chapter

    Default Persistance!!

    Persistance...this is the key to landing the position you desire. I am newly certified Dec 2009. Four months prior, I had applied to a clinic coder position online, not yet certified, but I figured why not?
    The ad read something like...wanted certified coder with 3-5 years experience. At the time, I was still in school...but applied anyway, wanted to see if there was actually someone looking at these online resumes!!
    Three months passed...finished school, and was then performing my externship which I personally "hounded" the office manager, until she finally gave in!! I stopped in to see her 4 times in persuing an externship! During this time, I went online again, and noticed the coding position I had previously applied for had not yet been filled. So, I applied again, still not certified (Nov 2009), this time instead of 3-5 years experience, it read 3 months experience. I was all over it. Found out who was in charge of hiring for this position and literally made a "pest" of myself. Assuring the person in charge, that they would not be sorry for giving me the opportunity to show them what I could do. I have been on the job, just a little over a month, and absolutely loving it. I am now coding for eleven clinics, and limited ER procedures for the docs in my section.
    Unless you show unrelentless ambition, you will probably not get hired...take it from a 52 year old man, persistance is the key!!
    Good Luck!!

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