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. ...
In a recent blog post Kaero.com, author Lisa Eramo discusses the importance of hiring a certified medical coder in healthcare facilities. The article highlights many of the benefits of having a certified coder on staff, including coding accuracy, improved documentation, and internal auditing. Eramo also identifies various AAPC certifications and what each credential brings to ...
AAPC’s Vice President of Strategic Development Rhonda Buckhotz was recognized by The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), receiving the Outstanding Leadership Award. The honor recognizes her for the consistent contribution to growth and success she has made in the healthcare industry. Buckholtz has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, working in the ...
In September, Natalie Johnson, senior marketing manager at Coding Services commented on an AAPC GoFundMe Facebook post that supported Louisiana flood victims. She mentioned AAPC’s efforts to help members during the Louisiana flood crisis. In particular, she gave heartfelt accolades to the AAPC member who called to make sure she was OK. Healthcare Business Monthly ...
AAPC certified members Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP and Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP were interviewed for an article by Spine Surgery Today titled, Spine Practices May Lose Money When They Do Not Bill for Consults. In the article Romano and Pollock share their medical coding wisdom to help spine specialists make the most ...