For the Record: Beware of Poor Coding Habits

The concept of medical coding may be simple enough in description, but the experience is far from easy. For the Record magazine recently interviewed some AAPC coding experts, Heather Golfos, CPC, CANPC, and Angelica Stephens, CPC, CPC-H, COSC, for an article offering insight on bad habits coders may fall into if they try to take shortcuts to manage a complex job.

Some of the bad habits noted in the article:

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  • Skimming the documentation
  • Exclusively relying on software, memory, or internal “cheat sheets” for code selection
  • Not staying up-to-date with educational offerings in the industry

Read the full article.

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David Blackmer has been working in healthcare business operations and marketing since early 2008. He has authored and contributed to dozens of industry articles, and he is a regular speaker at various healthcare conferences and other events across the country. He earned his Master of Strategic Communication degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT.

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