After working as a registered respiratory therapist for 35 years, I wanted to remove myself from the bedside, but medicine was all I knew. After that many years in critical care, trauma, pediatrics, etc., I needed to decide what a good career transition would be. Luckily for me, the health information management (HIM) manager at ...
Oct 24th, 2017
Coding remotely can be a win-win for coders and employers. Before approaching your employer, consider the advantages and disadvantages to remote coding. The Pros Outweigh the Cons A big advantage to working remotely is the time, money, and stress you save yourself by not having to commute to and from the office. Depending on your ...
Oct 18th, 2017
Working remotely or offsite has become the new normal for coders, making the art of communication more important than ever. But with such a large influx of young coders, it’s difficult for many who have grown up with texting as a primary form of communication to remember to use complete words and sentences. As such, ...
In Audit
Oct 16th, 2017
You billed the insurance company for a service provided by your office only to receive a denial remittance. Is the denial valid? Why wasn’t the claim paid? Who can review the explanation of benefits summary and make a determination? Enter the appeals analyst — an essential position for physician offices, hospitals and clinics, as well ...
AAPC’s Vice President of Member and Certification Development Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC, CCS, AAPC Fellow, is the go-to-girl for all things related to certification at AAPC. You may even say she is an AAPC celebrity with all the answers. Let’s see how she answers some of the FAQs our ...