Author "Brad Ericson"

By Brad Ericson
Aug 14th, 2018
AAPC CEO Bevan Erickson welcomed more than 700 members to the Washington, D.C. Regional Conference this morning with “10 Steps to Advance Your Career,” a strategy to help medical coders and others see and adapt to changes in the healthcare industry. ...
By Brad Ericson
Aug 9th, 2018
Don’t lose track of your CEU certificates, use the CEU Tracker. AAPC requires its certified members to earn continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their credentials. AAPC also randomly selects 25 percent of CEU submissions for verification, w...
By Brad Ericson
In CMS
Jul 26th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a 22 minute promotional video hosted by Administrator Seema Verma about the agency’s evaluation and management (E/M) payment changes in the 2019 proposed Physician Fee Schedule. ...
By Brad Ericson
In Billing
Jul 25th, 2018
Medical coders are at the front line of the fight to stop human trafficking with new ICD-10-CM codes effective October 1. And the American Hospital Association (AHA) is encouraging medical coders to identify signs in the documentation and use the new ...
By Brad Ericson
Jul 25th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Final Rule freeing more than $10.4 billion to anxious payers to continue the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) risk adjustment program. The agency had halted payments to payers while a N...