AAPC Announces New Audit Services Division
Ensuring providers and health plans get it right the first time
SALT LAKE CITY—April 8, 2010—The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, www.aapc.com) announced today an audit services division that will provide full-service health care compliance and corporate integrity audits. The new audit division will service outpatient practices, health plans, health care attorneys and government regulators to determine key areas of risk and provide detailed recommendations to resolve them. Auditors will provide services in all specialties and are leveraged from the credentialed AAPC members nationwide.
“Our experienced auditors spend 100 percent of their time working in and serving outpatient health organizations, giving them a deep understanding of the health care field,” said Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CPC-P, CEMC, COBGC, CPCD, CCS-P, vice president of Strategic Development for the AAPC. “Our experienced and credentialed AAPC auditors will provide the quality and integrity necessary to perform health care audits, resolve complex issues and mitigate federal audits.”
The AAPC validates each audit, focusing on the areas of an organization that have the greatest risk potential. Auditors will provide the following services:
- Insurance Audit Appeals
- Coding and Billing Accuracy
- Accounts Receivable Audits
- Corporate Integrity Audits
- Compliance Audits
- Expert Witnesses
- ICD-10 Readiness
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About the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
The AAPC (www.aapc.com/) is the nation’s largest training and certification association for medical coders. The AAPC provides credentials to coders in physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer environments. The certifications the AAPC offers are Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Coder – Hospital (CPC-H®), Certified Professional Coder – Payer (CPC-P®) and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), as well as 19 specialty-specific credentials and the Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder® (CIRCC®) credential. These credentials represent the industry standard certifications for medical coding. The AAPC provides a wide variety of benefits to its 90,000 members worldwide.