Various flu strains circulate each year. Be sure you can properly report the vaccine. Influenza can be a serious condition, and the best way to avoid getting the flu is to have an annual flu vaccination. All Medicare patients may receive a covered flu vaccination, once per influenza season, and additional flu shots also may ...
Whether interviewing or already working, put your best foot forward and march. Being a professional in our chosen field means much more than earning a degree and wearing a suit. We must conduct ourselves professionally on all levels — from the job interview to the office, and when using social media. Be a Professional The ...
Learn, build confidence, and demonstrate proficiency with AAPC’s multi-functional coding scenario tool. Like learning to play the banjo or master ballet, medical coding requires practice. Whether you’re new to coding, need a refresher course, or looking to broaden your skills, AAPC’s Practicode lets you practice medical coding to perfection using redacted medical records for a ...
An interview between a surgical coder and a breast surgeon uncovers essential clinical and medical coding guidance. Breast health is an important topic for all women, and should be for men, as well. It’s especially important for Sasa-Grae Espino, MD, breast surgeon at Southside Physicians Network in Petersburg, Va. She is passionate about educating her ...
Be sure you know the difference between the various types of laparoscopic hysterectomies. In the article “Pinpoint Correct Hysterectomy Coding” (August 2018, pages 16-18), the statement, “… a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal approach — a ‘subset’ of the vaginal approach — in which a scope is inserted via small incisions in the vagina,” is incorrect, and is ...