Author "Alex McKinley"

By Alex McKinley
Nov 15th, 2019
Hi there members of region 5!  As we fall into November, looking back, where has the year gone?  As you are nearing the end of 2019, from a coding perspective, let’s think about opportunity for coding improvement in 2020.  In efforts to improve, we s...
By Alex McKinley
Nov 15th, 2019
Conference Call Etiquette & Tips Conference calls are a way of life in today’s business world. As technology advances, people are working remotely more than ever. This means at some point of your day you will have to endure a conference call. Her...
By Alex McKinley
Sep 19th, 2019
We are living in the age of big data and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is no exception.  Physicians should be cognizant of CMS’s use of Comparative Billing Report (CBR), especially if they are billing certain services.  Most recently, ...
By Alex McKinley
Sep 19th, 2019
With most people on social media nowadays, it is easy to stay connected wherever you are. Do you check Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn on your computer, tablet, or even your phone during the span of the day? AAPC is on those sites, so check t...
By Alex McKinley
Sep 19th, 2019
Mary Wood, CPC, CPC-I, CRC and I are looking forward to the October AAPC Regional Conference in Seattle. It is an exciting time to be a coder/auditor/practice manager as CMS is making sweeping policy changes. We will be giving a presentation on new ...