Find It In the Knowledge Center

Find It In the Knowledge Center

The healthcare industry is a fast-paced, ever-changing business that never rests. Perpetual changes to federal regulations, code sets, and technology make it nearly impossible to stay up to date. But stay up to date we must to ensure compliance and receipt of proper reimbursement for healthcare services and supplies. If only there was one place you could turn to for answers — a place that spoke directly to your profession, without all the rhetoric … a place like AAPC’s Knowledge Center!

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The next time you have a question about AAPC membership, your career, or a specific job-related matter, don’t waste time searching the entire World Wide Web for answers. Bookmark the Knowledge Center and make it your go-to site.
The Knowledge Center is AAPC’s blog, where a treasure trove of information is housed. You’ll find current news, advice, guidance, support, and much more, all from reliable sources. Our bloggers are subject matter experts who voluntarily share their wisdom. You have probably met many of them at HEALTHCON, an AAPC regional conference, or a local chapter meeting. We’re lucky to have them!

Seek and You Shall Find

On the Knowledge Center home page, which you can access by clicking on the Knowledge Center link at the top of the home page, you can read the latest posts, or search for a specific topic. To refine your search, select a specific topic. Content is categorized under the following Hot Topics:

  • Revenue Management
  • Quality Payment Program
  • Telehealth
  • Facility
  • Health Information Management
  • Career Growth

Hover your mouse over View More to display a drop-down menu with even more topics, such as billing, coding, evaluation and management, and salary surveys.

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To save even more time, make sure to sign up for our free newsletter, which we’ll deliver to your inbox. You can tailor your newsletter to receive articles relevant to your interests.
There is always a short poll for you to take on the Knowledge Center, as well. These polls are generally geared toward research AAPC is conducting to ensure we are exceeding our members’ high expectations.
We hope you take advantage of these free services!

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Renee Dustman, BS, AAPC MACRA Proficient, is an executive editor at AAPC. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications - Journalism. Renee has more than 20 years experience in print production and content management. Follow her on Twitter @dustman_aapc.

No Responses to “Find It In the Knowledge Center”

  1. Mechelle Paradies says:

    Is 99497 bundled into g0402??

  2. Jacqulyn L Hagan says:

    If a patient had surgery for prostrate cancer 6 years ago and now a psa came back elevated – which code would you use? R97.20 or R97.21

  3. Renee Dustman says:

    That’s a tough question. It depends on whether the physician considers the patient’s cancer active or past history. After 6 years, most physicians would consider the patient cancer free. If the patient’s chart shows a “history of” code, it seems logical to treat this as a new condition and code R97.20 — especially since an elevated PSA doesn’t necessarily mean cancer.
    Anyone else have an opinion?