Aug 3rd, 2018
“What’s better, an AAPC certification or AHIMA certification?” The answer is: “It depends.” In this rapidly changing—and increasingly complicated—area of healthcare business, a coding certification is generally a required element for any coder or revenue cycle professional wishing to land a position. However, the kind of position desired appears to define the certification needed. It’s ...
Jun 20th, 2018
Comments Off on Make Strides to Become a Coding Manager
It’s not always easy getting your foot in the door of the medical coding field, but once you do, the sky is the limit to where you can take your career. You may even become coding manager. For example, Sylvia Thompson, CPC, started out working the front desk for a surgeon, and with hard work, ...
Jun 18th, 2018
Comments Off on Find Current Industry Trends and Code Changes
It’s essential and surprisingly easy when you know who to trust. New regulations, code updates, final rules, technology — ugh! Sometimes, it just seems like too much to manage, doesn’t it? The trick is to filter out all the white noise and hone in on just the information you need. At AAPC, we do this ...
Jun 15th, 2018
Comments Off on CEU Verification Just Got Easier
If you’re one of the 25 percent of AAPC credentialed members randomly chosen for CEU verification, you won’t have to dig for those CEU certificates every two years thanks to a new tool where you can upload your certificate directly into your CEU tracker. Verification Without Worry Jamie Johns, manager of AAPC’s CEU department, said this will ...