Author "Brenda Edwards"

By Brenda Edwards
Jun 9th, 2015
Comments Off on Code from the Operative Note
By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC Have you ever planned a project, and when you begin you find that it isn’t going to work out as planned? You run into a snag that make it take twice as long, or maybe you find that you can’t complete the ...
By Brenda Edwards
In ICD-10
May 7th, 2015
Comments Off on Rules of the ICD-10 Road
I love AAPC local chapters and I present to a number of chapters every year. In fact, I had the pleasure of presenting this past weekend to a good sized audience in a neighboring chapter. It was a presentation on documentation-will today’s documentat...
By Brenda Edwards
In Coding
Apr 6th, 2015
Comments Off on History of Present Illness Clarification
By Brenda Edwards, CPC,CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC I hope many of you were able to attend HEALTHCON in Las Vegas last week; what a whirlwind four days! Many excellent topics were covered, including coding, billing, auditing, compliance, practice manag...
By Brenda Edwards
Mar 3rd, 2015
Comments Off on E/M's New Category: Chronic Care Management
By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC A new category of evaluation and management (E/M) services was introduced in January. Chronic Care Management (CCM) services are provided to a patient who has two or more chronic conditions expected to la...
By Brenda Edwards
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2014
Comments Off on Change Your Brain for ICD-10
Make learning fun and tab up your books for easy code look up. Your brain may be programmed like mine. I see ICD-9-CM codes everywhere I look: license plates, addresses … anything numeric. I talk in code to my coding friends. I have a friend who put ...