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Entry level employment for total newbies? Anyone in the same boat?

I am currently enrolled in the CPC program and will sit for the certification exam in December. So far, I am doing really well, and feel confident in my abilities. I am enjoying it, and know I made the right decision! I am making a career change after spending nearly 20 years in retail. 15 of those were in store management. I chose coding because I see the value in being part of the healthcare field, and it is something that has always interested me. I just never had the the time to devote to it, based on my crazy retail schedules. I have some friends in medical software and nursing, and they all suggested that I look for a front office/receptionist/file clerk position to gain entry into the field. Then, work up to coding once I am certified. I should add that those friends live in different states, so working at their companies would not be possible (as much as they would love to help!). I have applied to probably 30 jobs in my area that fit that description. But, each place has said the same thing: I am unqualified. Mind you, these were all jobs that were basic, administrative positions – like answering phones, working a desk, or data entry. I have pretty much given up on in-house jobs, and have shifted my research to remote coding positions. After reading several comments that mentioned remote coding being good a gateway to the field for CPC-As with no prior experience, I felt a little better. However, I do worry that 15 years of retail experience on my resume will continue to deter potential employers (even with the CPC). Before signing up for the AAPC program, I did look into going to a local college for essentially the same program. The admissions rep mentioned that my chances for future employment would be good. She said employers looking for entry level hires would take into consideration my heavy customer service background, extensive work with technology, and history of working at jobs where I had to be organized and manage sensitive information. It made sense, but she was also selling me a very expensive program. As I get closer to my exam date, I am growing increasingly more discouraged about the job prospects – or lack thereof – that might await me. Has anyone had this issue in the past, or currently dealing with it now? I’ve spoken to several people who became coders after working other healthcare jobs, but could really use advice from those who have jumped in brand new, from unrelated backgrounds like me. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Relocated to Austin, TX SEEKING ENTRY LEVEL POSITION

BRIANNA K HENDRICKS CPC, HUC
651-528-2166
[email protected]
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianna-culp-359747147/

Strategic and detailed healthcare administrator with demonstrated ability to analyze and leverage information for significant business results. Articulate and persuasive communicator who is able to interact with a variety of individuals. Proven ability to maintain detailed oriented while multitasking and while also demonstrating great professionalism.
• Servant
• Intuitive
• Analytical
• Independent
• Passionate
• Finisher

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Allina Health John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty Clinic
2015 – Present
Provider Coordinator- Coordinate and facilitate clinical, patient and provider needs.
• Physician scheduling- template and create on both Outlook and Epic. Manage and create paging system through Amion. Provider reimbursements, provider credentialing- Develop relationships with our telehealth facilities, complete stages of credentialing process.
• Payroll duties- Daily timecard assignments, also develop and manage shift tracking for quarterly totals.
• Patient billing and registration and scheduling- assign billing codes from clinic visits, obtain correct patient information, Patient imaging scheduling and prior authorizations, medical record duties.
• Miscellaneous tasks- Includes any provider needs both small and large, paging issues, hospital issues, order issues, calendar issues, payroll issues, security issues, contract issues, parking issues, etc..

Allina Health United Hospital
2014 – 2015
Health Unit Coordinator- Help coordinate and facilitate flow of inpatient unit while working closely with nursing and managerial staff.
• Help coordinate and facilitate admissions and discharges of patients on unit. Inventory, ordering materials for both patient and staff use.
• Manage and filter phone calls on unit. Customer Service, unit greeter, help direct visitors. Help facilitate and create smooth transition when sending a patient to an outpatient facility. Fax orders, records, call and arrange proper transportation, etc… Daily chart maintenance and prep
• Help charge nurse with flow of unit
• Miscellaneous daily tasks to help nurses maintain workflow and safety of unit.

European Wax Center
2012 – 2014
Assistant Manager- Helped to manage salon staff, complete daily tasks, and increase performance.
• Completed six week management development program. Implemented different processes to improve revenue by developing and achieving both individual and team goals within. Maintain own sales goals.
• Created templates, scheduled, and completed payroll for all staff.
• Attended career fairs, and promotional events.
• Dealt with any customer complaints, comments, and issues in a positive, attentive, and professional manner. Accounts management and handled returns and exchanges.

EXTRA CIRRICULAR EXPERIENCE
A Touch of Magic
2016 – 2017
Balloon Twister- Create, develop, and maintain relationships with a friendly, fun, and professional demeanor.
• Create balloon animals for children and adults. This opportunity has helped me to develop wonderful people skills and great patience all while learning a life-long skill.

EDUCATION

CPC- A- Granted through passing of AAPC exam
Successful completion of medical coding course through Medical Coding Academy
Practi-Code- Successful completion of an online Medical Coding Internship through AAPC
HUC- Health Unit Coordinator Certified: granted through passing of course and exam through Century College, Maplewood, MN

High School Graduate- Chisago, MN

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SKILLS
CPT coding courses, HCPCS, Analytical and Critical Thinking, ICD-10 CM, ICD-9 CM, , Medical Billing and Coding, Customer Service, Multi-Line Phone System, Problem Solving, 10-key, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Power Chart, Medical Terminology, Collections, AAPC completion of Praticode

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Entry Level Coder looking for Job in Folsom Area ( Full medical background upto MD )

Done CPC recently looking for Medical Coder Job. 14 years of medical health care experience , please find my resume.https://www.linkedin.com/in/drgeeta/
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CPC-A located in Lincoln, AL willing to travel 40 miles for entry level position

Newly certified CPC-A looking for entry level position preferably in coding but I am open to what you have to offer. I do not have a medical background to give you but I have a certificate in medical coding and I have a great attitude. I am located in Lincoln and I am willing to travel to Oxford, Gadsden, Birmingham or Sylacauga to get my foot in the door and get my coding career started.
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