Sep 21st, 2018
The healthcare industry is a fast-paced, ever-changing business that never rests. Perpetual changes to federal regulations, code sets, and technology make it nearly impossible to stay up to date. But stay up to date we must to ensure compliance and receipt of proper reimbursement for healthcare services and supplies. If only there was one place you could turn to ...
Sep 19th, 2018
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For our membership to grow, members must be sufficiently trained to meet the needs of prospective employers, employers must recognize the value of our credentials, and members must see value in their membership with AAPC. With respect to membership value, AAPC offers a wide variety of tools, resources, and value-added benefits such as free webinars, ...
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 ...
Aug 23rd, 2018
Dear AAPC Region West, July was an interesting for healthcare policy. First, the government halted risk adjustment payments only to resume them later in the month. Second, CMS proposed a litany of changes to the fee schedule including making History and Examination documentation optional and paying one fee for outpatient Level 2-5 services. What are ...
Aug 23rd, 2018
For thousands of year, pearls were highly sought. In many parts of the world, you can find subcultures of deep sea divers known for their ability to collect hundreds of pounds of oysters and mussels from the ocean floor, lake, or river bottoms just to find a few quality pearls. Often these divers would have ...