Author "Brad Ericson"

By Brad Ericson
In CMS
Oct 10th, 2018
The Department of Justice preliminary OK’d the merger between pharmacy giant CVS and insurance stalwart Aetna. What does this new model of healthcare mean to medical coders and the industry? CVS & Aetna Symbiotic Partners Aetna will take adv...
By Brad Ericson
Oct 9th, 2018
Learn, build confidence, and demonstrate proficiency with AAPC’s multi-functional coding scenario tool. Like learning to play the banjo or master ballet, medical coding requires practice. Whether you’re new to coding, need a refresher course, or look...
By Brad Ericson
In Audit
Oct 2nd, 2018
If you are a particularly observant medical coder, you’ve probably noticed that many codes identified as deleted were actually promoted to new roles. Nearly 50 codes were revamped to become parent codes of more specific codes,and it’s caus...
By Brad Ericson
In Billing
Oct 1st, 2018
If you’re one of the medical coders who has been looking forward to perusing the 2019 GEMs files, you’re going to be pretty disappointed. The GEMs files have seen their day. GEMs Sunset Planned The GEMs file was developed as a crosswalk b...
By Brad Ericson
In Audit
Sep 28th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) is releasing the Quality Payment Program (QPP) computer code responsible for calculating quality measures from Medicare claims data submitted by eligible clinicians via Quality Data Codes (QDCs). This cod...