Okay, so from what I can tell from many of the previous posts is that we need an EXPERIENCED, CURRENTLY employed coder to monitor this site and offer advice!! We are all asking the same thing.....how do we break into coding when all the posted jobs require previous medical office experience. Anyone out there who knows a coder, have them check this out and throw us a BONE!!! please.
I mean, i keep reading all the government projections for increased need for qualified coders, but if every one wants experience first, then how does that happen. What about some of the clearing house companies, dont they need beginners that they can train. Probably dont pay as well as a hospital or offer benefits, but right now I just want experience. Gonna be hard to keep all these guidelines in my head, if I dont keep using them on a daily basis.
Hope to hear some good advice soon.