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 ...
Medical groups and health systems that are members of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) estimate that 60 percent of their Medicare revenues will be risk-based in 2019, pointing to a greater need for risk-assessment coders. Fierce Healthcare reports respondents to the organization’s annual risk survey said they expect revenues from Medicare Advantage to equal ...
A staggering 20 trillion gallons of rain have fallen on the Houston area since Hurricane Harvey made landfall less than a week ago. The storm has taken at least 31 lives and destroyed an estimated 30,000 – 40,000 homes in the region. Over 32,000 people are in shelters across the state. The devastation is breaking ...
AAPC’s Vice President of Member and Certification Development Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC, CCS, AAPC Fellow, is the go-to-girl for all things related to certification at AAPC. You may even say she is an AAPC celebrity with all the answers. Let’s see how she answers some of the FAQs our ...