Health Care Expert Recommends AAPC Certification
Physicians may find an in-house billing department more intuitive to their individual business practices. That’s certainly a plus. On the downside, however, is the risk of overtaxing employees with too much responsibility, which in turn may compromise the entire practice.
Judy Capko, a health care consultant, author and speaker, advices physicians to designate a key person to direct the flow of their billing department.
“I like to call this person a ‘coder in residence’,” says Capko in an article she recently wrote for Physicians Practice. “A coder in residence is of chief importance to the success of your practice, so you need to select the right person for the job.”
Should the coder be certified? “I think it’s a good idea,” says Capko, who then refers readers to AAPC for certification.
Read the full article on the Physicians Practice website.