Hi, I was very lucky to find a company that did not mind that I was a CPC-A. They are very understanding and willing to work with me for as long as it takes to get me up to speed. I on the other hand want to do more since I have quite a type A personality, it's hard to go slow in this current position, but know it's for my own good to proceed slowly. You need to let your students know that they are "A's" for a reason and it's about learning all they can and they need to continue to learn even after the A is removed. It's very difficult to find a company that is willing to take a chance on a newly certified coder and they may have to look into "project x-tern" thru the AAPC to volunteer to work for free basically to get some experience. Thankfully I was able to find a company that sees cpc-a's as a way to get someone that might not have the "experience" aspect but may not have any "bad" habits yet and they can be molded into the coder the company wants. I think the hardest aspect of coding for me was the fact that I am employed by a cardiology group and cardiology was difficult for me while taking coding classes. It's very detailed, and can be frustrating but very interesting at the same time. I am lucky to work with another coder that has a huge wealth of knowledge and this in turn helps me. I hope this helps your students.
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