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    Post CPC-A needs employment

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    Is anyone having difficulty finding employment with having the A on the end of CPC? Also has anyone did the externshio with AAPC where you code like 800 cases to remove the A? I am looking to do this after the first of the year but will probably still not qualify for jobs becasue of the experience. I am looking for a remote job in Northern Virginia area. Thanks and best of luck to all.

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    I am also having troubnle finding a job with my CPC-A in Minnesota....everyone wants to hire people who have experience. What about us newbies....I've been done with school since May 2008, and finally took my CPC test in May 2010. I just started doing the new "Drop the A" program. Its just hard to get back in the groove, and coding takes alot of time, so I think 800 cases is going to take quite a while. Best of luck to you! I just hope it is worth it to go through all this work.

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    Default DROP THE a PROGRAM

    whatis the drog the A program.. and where do i sign up?


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    Default DROP THE a PROGRAM

    what is the drop the A program.. and where do i sign up?.. (sry for the type-o's.. hurt fingure )


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Dallas Central


    ps. contact AAPC customer service on the 1 800 no. they'll be able to help u.

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    Default dropping my A

    I have been employed for two years. How do get my A dropped

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Conway, SC


    Honey, join the club. This is just awful!!! I went to school while working ft doing payroll, hoping I could change careers.

    I, like you, think it says something for us when we haven't DONE it as a job, but can study and learn it to pass the board exam. WE can do it! What really bothers me, is when you go to an interview, and one of the interviewers is employed thered, but hasn't passed the exam! AND you're certified without a job!


    I SOOO agree with you, and it's just not right, lol. We just want a chance.

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    Yes, I agree with you. I am a career changer and have no experience but I have my education, CCA, CPC-A and I will sit for the CCS in July. I have applied for about 20 jobs but everyone wants experience. No entry level jobs posted anywhere. We just need a chance! We can do it! I think that entry level jobs mean disruptions in the revenue cycle. And no one wants that but how is anyone supposed to get started? I have also applied for non-coding medial jobs with no success. There are no externships in my area either. I will have to make it happen. Next I will try volunteering and trying to create an externship with the AAPC introduction letter.
    Last edited by mm3400; 06-03-2015 at 03:13 PM.

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    I'm in the same boat here in NY, can't find any coding jobs because of lack of experience. Hoping someone will give me a chance, but no such luck yet. Not sure what to do!
    There's a page on the AAPC website about getting your "A" dropped, I don't remember exactly where (maybe on your profile?). It's hidden on the website.

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    Default Susan Mapleton CPC-A

    I am also in the same boat as a newbie. I am enrolled in the practicode program of coding 600 charts and a letter from your education place to remove your "A". I am current trying to study for the ICD10 proficiency exam so I don't loose my credential. With ICD10, we will all be newbies and employers can't compare experience. Pass your ICD10 exam, I think we newbies will have a better chance for employment and will be on the same page as everyone else.

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