Author "Dave Blackmer, MSC"

By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Apr 10th, 2019
In the last membership survey, more than 80 percent of the respondents indicated they had never served as a local chapter officer, and a lack of available time was the most common reason they gave. The next most frequent explanation was not having t...
By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Mar 7th, 2019
Convince your employer to pay for your training and essential resources. Widely known for his salesmanship, business acumen, and motivational speeches, Zig Ziglar once remarked, “You don’t build a business. You build people, and then people build the ...
By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Feb 19th, 2019
AAPC  just relaunched the Salary Survey Calculator tool based on the results of the 2018 Healthcare Salary Survey. The updated tool is refreshed with a new look and data from nearly 20,000 respondents, more than any other survey in the business of hea...
By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Feb 6th, 2019
AAPC members tend to share one common trait: perseverance. For the past several years, I’ve hosted a game show that is part of the entertainment at HEALTHCON. The first time I did this, I remember thinking, “I’m not even certified. What if I don’t und...
By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Feb 1st, 2019
Data shows the time to get certified is now. AAPC’s Salary Survey results this year show the overall average salary for healthcare business professionals is $51,889, while the average credentialed member makes about $54,500. Specifically, those who ho...