AAPC, Coding Discussed on “This American Life” Radio Show

Medical coding and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) were featured in an introductory segment of the popular Chicago Public Radio show This American Life, the weekend of Oct. 17, in its program “Someone Else’s Money” — the second part of the show’s look at the American health care system. Host Ira Glass tried to “decode” coding, explaining the various coding systems and pointing out examples of codes and the apparent lack of logic in their development and assignment.

You can download the show via the program’s Web site. The program is distributed by Public Media International and can be heard on most National Public Radio and independent stations.

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One Response to “AAPC, Coding Discussed on “This American Life” Radio Show”

  1. mary says:

    Thanks for the info. I love TAL. The discussion doesn’t really make our profession or the inherent bureaucracies and complexities of our healthcare system (ie, the categorization of information and payment methodologies) look good.

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