Author "Stacy Chaplain"

By Stacy Chaplain
Jun 15th, 2021
The AAPC Social Hour on Facebook Live, June 9, at 11 a.m. MT (1 p.m. ET) focused on resume and interview tips. National Advisory Board (NAB) member Kiosha T. Forston, MASS, RHIA, CPC, CHTS-TR, joined moderator and AAPC Social Media Manager Alex McKin...
By Stacy Chaplain
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2021
Check your diagnosis coding for this patient encounter. PREOPERATIVE/POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Recurrent right inguinal hernia. PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Laparoscopic right inguinal herniorrhaphy with mesh. BRIEF HISTORY: This patient is a 66-year-old Afric...
By Stacy Chaplain
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2021
There are many rules and regulations medical coders must follow for diagnosis coding. Avoiding these 10 most common errors will improve your audit rate. 10. Coding straight from the index. Read the notes in the Tabular List to be sure your selection ...
By Stacy Chaplain
In Coding
May 3rd, 2021
Check your diagnosis coding for this patient encounter. A patient presents today to discuss the results of her skin biopsy. Alice came in today for a follow-up visit. We performed a biopsy on her left ear last week. She had reported that she noticed a...
By Stacy Chaplain
May 1st, 2021
Learn about AAPC’s global expansion and the changes underway to support the needs of its growing international community. Seeing just how far AAPC has come in the last 20 years is exciting. When it was formed in 1988, AAPC had only a handful of member...