THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN MEDICAL CODING? For someone who is just starting out with the idea of becoming a Medical Coder, it can be very stressful and time-consuming to research the best practices.Take a look at these helpful tips and tricks to assist you along the way.
1. Choose the Best Medical Coding School
If you are just thinking about a career in this field, your first and foremost step should be choosing the right Medical Coding School to get certified. It is exceedingly important to learn the correct Medical Coding protocols. If you find a school like Coding Clarified that helps you every step of the way, this will be a game changer. We offer scholarships and give you a valuable opportunity as an HCC intern. We will help you with writing a professional resume and guide you to available job opportunities. With classes starting daily, you can begin the journey to your new career anytime and even go at your own pace. We boast of our 100% success rating. If you are looking elsewhere, these are all great things to inquire about.
2. Apply for a Scholarship
Further education can be pricey. Why not get your schooling and Medical Coding Certification for FREE? Some schools offer scholarships. Coding Clarified works directly with your local Workforce to provide our Medical Coding Program at no cost to you, offering scholarships in many states throughout the nation. We suggest that all potential students APPLY NOW.
3. Get Financing
4. Be Sure to Study and Take the Practice Exam
Studying is a huge part of your success when passing the AAPC Medical Coding Exam for certification. Official CPC Certification Study Guides are the best resource. Practice exams are offered online and allow you to know if you are ready for the actual CPC exam. Be sure to take the practice exam prior to the real one. We include both of these helpful items if you are a student of ours.
5. Land an Internship
Internships give you the hands-on experience that you need to become a full CPC. We offer an HCC Internship opportunity to all Coding Clarified students. This will accelerate the process. If you are not a student and have already been certified but are having trouble landing the perfect job or getting the CPC status, we have an ED internship just for you.
6. Get Connected
You can learn a great deal of what you need to know about becoming a Medical Coder when you surround yourself with other experts in the field and other students that are in the same situation as you. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and join our Medical Coding Facebook Group.
7. Go through the Practicode Program
We get this question frequently. Should I complete the AAPC Medical Coding Practicode? The answer is most definitely. This online training program will help you as a new Medical Coder to become a full CPC rather than a CPC-A (Apprentice). Completing the Practicode speeds up the process of dropping the apprentice title. This paired with our internship is the way to go. Here is more information about Practicode.
8. Write a Professional Resume
9. Land a Job as a Certified Professional Coder