Jun 15th, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect2Health task force has updated its data of on-line access for chronically ill, rural Americans. The news isn’t encouraging. In Mapping Broadband Health in America, the FCC identified additional rural/urban gaps in care, especially for a growing number of chronically ill  patients whose nearby medical facilities have closed. The initia...
Jun 9th, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comment on how it can create a more patient-centered healthcare system that adheres to the key principles of affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, and empowerment. An Executive Order President Trump issued on Jan. 20, entitled, “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable ...
Jun 5th, 2017
To pass AAPC’s CPC exam, you have to score 70 percent: of 150 questions, total, you may miss 45 answers. This test is not about memorization. It’s about knowing how to find the best answer. Preparing For Your CPC Exam Electronic devices with an on/off switch (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, etc.) are not allowed ...
May 24th, 2017
There is no need to waste your valuable time looking for code book bundles. We’ve simplified bundle choices and gave them a new name, making it easier for you to choose the right one for your specific needs. The ProFee coder bundles are for working coders and students. Hospital is for inpatient facilities. The popular AAPC ...
May 16th, 2017
If you code for dialysis services provided to Medicare patients, you’ll be interested to know about a new modifier the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created to capture non-covered hemodialysis (HD) treatments provided to Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare Coverage Parameters Hemodialysis is typically furnished three times per week in sessions of three to five hours ...