May 10th, 2017
It’s tough paying for medical coding school, investing your time to learn, and finally passing your coding exam. Then reality sets in that you can’t find a job in your field. Or, there are jobs, but there are only entry level positions that aren’t what you expected. There’s hope. You just have to remember that you may have to work a little to ...
Do you use social media professionally, to help advance your career and to stay abreast of industry changes? What platform(s) do you use? Facebook? LinkedIn? Twitter? Pinterest? YouTube? We’ve all read the articles reminding us to be mindful of what we post on social media, and how to restrict our privacy settings, etc. to ensure ...
Apr 7th, 2017
Are you tired of always being the last one to know when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule or transmittal with new coding/billing guidance? Be the first to learn of new Medicare regulations and become a valuable resource for your providers. Simply go to www.cms.gov and scroll toward the ...
In Audit
Apr 7th, 2017
The main reason Medicare denies claims is because there is insufficient documentation in the medical record. For all surgical services, make sure the medical record has these four elements: Correct date of service Reason for procedure Signed operative report Physician signature and/or signature log or attestation for an illegible signature Showing medical necessity is only ...
I have worked two years and have had more chances than I could have imagined (seven, to be exact) to get where I am. I took the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam on Oct. 8, 2016, and I’m proud to say I passed — with a little help from my friends. Nothing Is Impossible with ...