Sep 13th, 2018
Comments Off on AAPC Responds to Proposed E/M Payment Policy Changes
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 ...
Sep 5th, 2018
Comments Off on Comment to CMS: Cancel Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction and Mandate Medical Decision-Making
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 ...
Aug 14th, 2018
Comments Off on AAPC CEO's Welcome Underlines Career Growth
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 ...
Aug 14th, 2018
Comments Off on Celebrate 30 Years of Success at AAPC
Because AAPC members and staff work as a team, amazing things happen ― 30 years of amazing things! AAPC members are the lifeblood of this organization. You form local chapters, provide medical coding education and networking opportunities, advise AAPC, form associations and boards, mentor, and hold charity events. You’ll do whatever it takes to help ...
Aug 3rd, 2018
Comments Off on The Benefits of AAPC Membership
The benefits of AAPC membership are many, increasing value for our members while validating their commitment as healthcare professionals working in the business of medicine. Here’s a rundown. Access Exclusive Networking Opportunities AAPC membership allows you to connect with over 175,000 professionals in the healthcare industry, allowing you to strengthen your professional support system with ...