Author "Dave Blackmer, MSC"

By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Oct 2nd, 2013
Often, a patient who arrives for a “preventive” service (i.e., a well patient exam) will also mention a problem or other health issue that he or she is experiencing. AAPC’s Managing Editor G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, recently published an artic...
By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Sep 20th, 2013
Ideally, ancillary services not only add value to a practice, they also provide care patients want or need, drawing in new clients and keeping the existing patient base on site. AAPC’s VP of Business Development, Dixon Davis, MBA, MHSA, CPPM, wa...
By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Sep 7th, 2013
The October 1, 2014 ICD-10 implementation deadline is causing a lot of anxiety for a lot of providers. Healthcare Finance News recently interviewed one of AAPC’s ICD-10 trainers, Cynthia Stewart, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, for an article offering ...
By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Sep 4th, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates almost 40,000 additional medical coders (listed as medical records and health information technicians) will be needed by the end of this decade. AAPC’s Director of Exam Content Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB,...
By Dave Blackmer, MSC
Jul 24th, 2013
According to a recent article authored by Health Callings, if you’re looking to blend your healthcare background with business expertise, there are a quite a few options open to you–most of which give you the flexibility of working from home. On...