Tierni Martins is president of Biltek, Inc., California Tell us a little bit about how you got into coding, what you’ve done during your coding career, and where you work now. I’ve been an entrepreneur since birth. I started my first business when I was eight years old. It was a Cabbage Patch Kids® Club and ...
What you do while pursuing employment can make or break your chances. By Jennifer Monroe, CPC, CPPM, AAPC Fellow Medical coders and billers are in demand, but that doesn’t mean finding your dream job will be easy. Here are some pointers to help you get the new position you want. Research the Employer You’re not ...
Apply six strategies to catch up, keep up, and advance in your career. Here are six “pillars” of success holding the keys to reaching yours goals, finding happiness, and making your mark. 1.  Who and What We Are Can Improve Lives First, know yourself. You might define what you are: I am a Certified Professional ...
Jul 19th, 2017
Do you ever feel like you are working in a void with no one to go to when you have a coding (or billing, compliance, etc.) question? I travel a lot, for work, and almost as much for fun, and the number of people I’ve met in the healthcare community who’ve expressed feeling alone and ...
Jul 12th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created three new physician specialty codes that will go into effect Oct. 2.The codes are: C7 – Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology C8 – Medical Toxicology C9 – Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology According to the American College ...