Author "Brenda Edwards"

By Brenda Edwards
Nov 9th, 2015
By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC The OIG 2016 Work Plan recently was announced; it includes ongoing work performed in the 2015 Work Plan and the announcement of some new areas of focus. The Work Plan is divided by provider type and inclu...
By Brenda Edwards
Nov 1st, 2015
“I Am AAPC,” and I have realized that each member who shares his or her story could impact a member who is struggling, or somebody who is contemplating becoming a coder, in a positive and motivational manner. So my challenge for each of you reading t...
By Brenda Edwards
Oct 5th, 2015
By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) pays for services furnished by providers in all places of services. It is updated annually by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and takes ...
By Brenda Edwards
Sep 9th, 2015
By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC A change of seasons. Clocks falling back an hour (in most places). Changing traffic patterns on the way to work because of back to school. We begin anticipating the new CPT® code set with the approac...
By Brenda Edwards
In Coding
Jul 29th, 2015
By Brenda Edwards, CPC,CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC To code an excision, or an incision and drainage (I&D)? That seems to be an age-old question. Examination of the suspected problem could identify an abscess, cyst, hematoma or seroma. Understandin...