Author "Stephanie Cecchini"

By Stephanie Cecchini
Aug 1st, 2017
Comments Off on Pound, Hashtag, and Keeping Up with the #Codeashians
Apply six strategies to catch up, keep up, and advance in your career. Here are six “pillars” of success holding the keys to reaching yours goals, finding happiness, and making your mark. 1.  Who and What We Are Can Improve Lives First, know yourself...
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...