Author "Pam Brooks"

By Pam Brooks
Aug 3rd, 2018
“What’s better, an AAPC certification or AHIMA certification?” The answer is: “It depends.” In this rapidly changing—and increasingly complicated—area of healthcare business, a coding certification is generally a required element for any coder or rev...
By Pam Brooks
Apr 1st, 2018
Know their role, benefits, and requirements for documenting encounters in the medical record. With the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), providers often find themselves paying more attention to the computer screen in the exam room—filling ...
By Pam Brooks
In Coding
Feb 2nd, 2018
Understand federal and state scope-of-practice rules to ensure proper billing. Incident-to billing is a cost-efficient way for physician extenders, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants (PAs), to deliver patient care because they can pr...
By Pam Brooks
Sep 2nd, 2016
Get a personal perspective on consumer-driven healthcare, technology, procedures, outcomes, and partnerships. Many years of weekend athletics, hiking New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and three meniscus repairs left my right knee without cartilage. Sta...
By Pam Brooks
Oct 1st, 2014
Part 1: Finding the right person for the job takes more than luck. By Pam Brooks, CPC, CPC-H The job outlook for coders is good, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics. Due to an aging population and an increase in insured Americans (compar...