Author "Pam Brooks"

By Pam Brooks
Nov 15th, 2019
I am thrilled and honored to be able to introduce myself to all the AAPC members in Region 7.  Although I’m physically many miles from all of you, I’m just a quick email away! About me:  I’ve been in healthcare since 1991, when after working in the fa...
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
Comments Off on Scribes Let Physicians Focus on the Patient
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
Comments Off on Satisfy Incident-to and Physician Extender Requirements
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
Comments Off on Hike Through the Process of Total Knee Arthroplasty
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...