Author "Dave Blackmer, MSC"

By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Jan 29th, 2020
In this climate of healthcare reform, AAPC members are advancing their careers in leaps and bounds. As an AAPC-credentialed member, you should be proud of yourself. You’ve taken what AAPC offers and run with it, creating a reputable industry of healt...
By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Apr 10th, 2019
Comments Off on Adjust Expectations of Local Chapter Service
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
Comments Off on Justify Your Job Expenses
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
Comments Off on Know 2018 Salaries with New Calculator
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
Comments Off on Tenacious Attitudes Prevail
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...