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The AAPC Social Hour on Facebook Live, June 9, at 11 a.m. MT (1 p.m. ET) focused on resume and interview tips. National Advisory Board (NAB) member Kiosha T. Forston, MASS, RHIA, CPC, CHTS-TR, joined moderator and AAPC Social Media Manager Alex McKin...
Retroactive code pricing updates may require claims lookback. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a retroactive update to the April Average Sales Price (ASP) pricing file for three Medicare Part B drugs. Also now availab...
Make sure your physician practice is prepared for renewed scrutiny of Medicare claims. Medicare Part B post-payment, service-specific medical reviews resumed Aug. 17, 2020, after a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Prepare for ...
  • By Renee Dustman
  • In Billing
  • Jun 1st, 2021
  • Comments Off on Take 5: Medicare News Flash – May 2021
No time to read all those wordy transmittals? Here’s news you can peruse in under 5 minutes. Catch up on the latest Medicare Part A/B news communicated via Medicare Learning Network (MLN) articles on your break. Below are summaries of notable coding a...
AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors recognizes Schmidt and others who were nominated. The AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors (AAPCCA BOD) is honored to announce Emily Schmidt, CPC, CPC-P, CDEO, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I, as your 2020 Officer o...
Check your diagnosis coding for this patient encounter. PREOPERATIVE/POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Recurrent right inguinal hernia. PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Laparoscopic right inguinal herniorrhaphy with mesh. BRIEF HISTORY: This patient is a 66-year-old Afric...
AAPC member Patricia Sonnemann, CPC, COC, CIC, CIRCC, CPMA, works for Concept Plus LLC, where she audits medical records for correct coding for Tricare members. Sonnemann has been in the industry for over 30 years, and she earned her first certified m...
My path to coding and training began after I passed the 2008 Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) in the Philippines. After my exam, I was hired to work in an organization that processes preauthorization requests for admissions, procedures, and supplies for a...
Examine the ergonomics of your office equipment to improve your health. Ergonomics is the science of equipment design to maximize productivity and lessen the fatigue and discomfort associated with sitting, typing, and staring at a computer screen all ...
Follow these steps when adding novel drug therapies to your practice management system to ensure accurate payment. New drugs, often referred to as novel therapies, come onto the market daily. These new drug therapies have passed through all the clinic...