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By Stephanie Cecchini
Jul 1st, 2017
Comments Off on Coding Regulations and Quotas Got You Down?
AAPC Coder can help. Payment reforms and other emerging healthcare rules require effective medical coders to review hundreds of references on a daily basis. In 2018, to get full credit for participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (...
By Stephanie Cecchini
Jan 20th, 2017
Comments Off on Physicians Need Help with MACRA
Physicians need help to stay independent, and  AAPC Members are encouraged to learn more about MACRA and reporting requirements. AAPC is publishing materials to help members. A recent report published by Kareo shows survey results on how independent ...
By Stephanie Cecchini
Jul 1st, 2016
Comments Off on Secrets of Successful Coders
Apply 14 strategies to help you climb your way to coding success. There are more than 120,000 certified medical coders in the United States. Some coders define their success by income; some by credentials; some by title; some by their responsibility; ...
By Stephanie Cecchini
Jun 15th, 2016
Comments Off on 5 Things Practice Administrators Don’t Tell Their E/M Compliance Auditors
Most E/M auditors work diligently to hone their craft. They are experts on the CMS 1995 and 1997 Documentation Guidelines, they can spot a troublesome template a mile away, and they work hard to ensure that physicians comply with stringent regulations...
By Stephanie Cecchini
Nov 7th, 2014
Comments Off on Do Coders Seriously Stink at E/M Coding?
By: Stephanie Cecchini, CPC, CEMC, CHISP, Approved ICD-10 Trainer, VP Coding at If you believe CMS…we get coding SERIOUSLY wrong. How wrong? In Evaluation and Management alone, $1,260,699,470 in improperly paid 2013 claims. Adding to the ...