In Audit
Nov 6th, 2019
Many healthcare organizations are seeking to reduce expensive physical office space, improve employee morale, and offer flexible options for the workforce; telecommuting has emerged as a commonplace solution for many of us. How can a compliance officer embrace these more prevalent and relevant offsite employee worksite opportunities while still demonstrating they are managing risks to ...
As the world offers more distractions, don’t let your work ethic and integrity fall by the wayside. The healthcare industry demands the highest ethics and integrity, especially when it comes to protected health information. But it’s important to take those values as seriously in the other aspects of your job, as well. As coders, we ...
Oct 18th, 2019
This week the Pacific Northwest welcomed hundreds of healthcare professionals — medical coders, billers, clinical documentation improvement and compliance specialists, auditors, and revenue cycle and practice managers alike — attending AAPC’s Regional Conference in Seattle, Wash. AAPC members from around the world congregated at the Westin Seattle, Oct 14-16, to network and connect with indus...
Hiring managers consider more than just education and credentials. While browsing social media and attending local and national coding conferences, I frequently note aspiring coders expressing frustration in getting their first break into medical coding. The usual complaint is that employers won’t hire them without coding experience. As someone who has been in a hiring ...
In Audit
Sep 10th, 2019
Earning an AAPC core certification (CPC, COC, CIC, CRC) opens the door into the medical coding world, but it doesn’t mean your education is complete. As with the science of medicine, the business of healthcare is constantly evolving. Medical coders must adapt and reinvent themselves to keep up with the changes and maintain a competitive ...