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By Angela Clements
In Coding
Feb 1st, 2022
The guidelines lower your risk for inaccurate diagnosis reporting of heart disease. When ICD-10-CM was on the horizon for the United States, the first ICD-10-CM code most medical coders learned was the one for hypertension. It was easy to remember. W...
By Angela Clements
Sep 27th, 2021
Review the AMA’s updated definition of what constitutes a unique test. Many coders are asking the question, “What is a unique test?” As always, we must first turn to the guidelines to see how “test” is defined. In the original published guidelines, t...
By Angela Clements
In Coding
Aug 2nd, 2021
Comments Off on Differentiating HCPCS Levels I and II Code Sets
Deciding which code to use starts with determining each payer’s policy. The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) has two principal subsystems, referred to as Level I and Level II. Knowing when to use HCPCS Level I codes versus HCPCS Lev...
By Angela Clements
Jun 6th, 2018
Comments Off on Students Asked. We Answered.
Part 2: The NAB eliminates students’ uncertainty about the medical coding profession. Last month, the AAPC National Advisory Board (NAB) answered questions from students about certifications, resources, and working from home. This month we answer mor...
By Angela Clements
Nov 6th, 2017
Comments Off on Hurdle Over the "No Experience" Obstacle After Certification
Passion and determination will prevent you from getting tripped up. Starting a career after earning a degree of certification, or changing careers later in life, has obstacles. You feel euphoric, accomplished, and eager to start your job search. But ...