Borrowing a page from the plan announced by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway, six healthcare systems in New Jersey are joining their work forces to expand coverage to 50,000 employees and dependents under a single self-insured health plan. The goal of joining together is to reduce costs and improve access to high quality healthcare services ...
AAPC welcomes Roxanne Moreno as our 175,000th member! This is a big achievement for AAPC, and it’s celebrating by honoring her as a milestone member. Although AAPC is very excited and proud to recognize this mile marker, Moreno may be just as excited. Being notified that she was AAPC’s 175K member “was an unbelievable moment,” ...
AAPC’s Knowledge Center welcomes Barbara Cobuzzi as a regular contributor.  Nasal Sinus Endoscopy According to the American Rhinologic Society, several nasal sinus endoscopy services were identified as potentially misvalued because billing patterns revealed they were billed together more than 75 percent of the time (same beneficiary/same day of service). As a result, the specialty societies w...
Recent research by Avizia, a telehealth provider, indicates that although providers are largely excited about the new technology, 82 percent of consumers are either unsure of, or have never heard of, telehealth services. The findings in the company’s white paper “2017 Closing the Telehealth Gap” swim against the recent wave of legislative acceptance, federal initiatives, and the ...
Medical coding jobs will continue to expand as America’s healthcare evolves. Healthcare is reinventing itself, and that means certified medical coders are becoming more central to the success of the effort. The reimbursement industry is changing from being based on pay-for-service to being based on the quality and efficacy of care. New data technologies, code ...