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 9th, 2018
Don’t lose track of your CEU certificates, use the CEU Tracker. AAPC requires its certified members to earn continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their credentials. AAPC also randomly selects 25 percent of CEU submissions for verification, which can be a little unnerving if you don’t remember where you put your certificates. Thanks to a ...
Aug 9th, 2018
Effective communication requires thinking about what you are saying, as well as how you say it. Humans are social beings. We constantly find new and improved ways to communicate with each other. It’s a wonder we don’t understand one another better. Even family members suffer communication breakdowns, though, so imagine the chances for miscommunication among ...
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 ...
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 ...