My career began as a certified nurse assistant working in a nursing home at the young age of 16. There, I found my passion for helping others. That passion continued when I transitioned into revenue cycle, and it’s still here today. Every aspect of the revenue cycle process has been enjoyable and has brought me ...
Become an expert in identifying, correcting, and preventing denials. Denied claims are as common and predictable as having a child spike a fever before a big holiday, and every practice or group finds itself wrestling with corrections and resubmissions. But if you ask AAPC’s Director of Curriculum Katherine Abel, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, AAPC ...
In the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for 2019 payment policies, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduces radical changes to the way healthcare practitioners would be reimbursed for evaluation and management (E/M) services furnished to their Medicare Part B patients beginning in 2019. At the crux of the debate that ensued with the ...
CMS comment submitted by American Osteopathic Association representatives on AMA RUC September 5, 2018, with tracking number: 1k2-9592-adpg Starting 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes enacting Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR) if an evaluation and management (E/M) service and procedure are performed on the same date of service. Citing abuse of ...
AAPC CEO Bevan Erickson welcomed more than 700 members to the Washington, D.C. Regional Conference this morning with “10 Steps to Advance Your Career,” a strategy to help medical coders and others see and adapt to changes in the healthcare industry. The times are changing, he said, and the attendees can surmount changes if they ...