AAPC National Advisory Board Member Angie Clements CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CGSC, COSC, CCS, helped bring clarity to three medical coding modifiers that are most problematic to physician practices. The three challenging modifiers include -59, -25, and -24. Clements advises coders to review documentation to ensure it supports the modifier. Read Clements’ tips on the Kareo blog. ...
AAPC’s Vice President of Member and Certification Development, Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPPM ,CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC shared six tips to help medical practices charge correctly for immunizations. Jimenez’s tips are a “must read” for providers, especially family practices and those regularly administering vaccinations. Read her tips to get the most out of your reimbursem...
Members of the Bennington Vermont AAPC chapter were recognized by Vermont Business Magazine for dontating more than $800 to the Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund at Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. Their efforts show that AAPC membership goes beyond their career ambitions and is also used to support communities. In 2016 AAPC members raised more ...
AAPC’s Vice President of Member and Certification Development, Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPPM ,CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC  spoke with Medical Economics to examine how physicians should best manage denied claims. The article gives different avenues for providers to consider when receiving denials, with advice from several industry experts on next steps. Jimenez advises providers ...
It’s been a rough 2016-2017 influenza season, to be sure, and it’s not over, yet. The CDC recommends clinicians continue vaccination efforts as long as flu viruses are circulating. As of Feb. 3, approximately 145 million doses of influenza vaccine had been distributed in the United States — enough to vaccinate nearly half of the U.S. population. ...