In Billing
Jun 18th, 2019
The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and United States friends will gather to celebrate our independence. With the celebration comes a slew of accidents and injuries. Here are some ICD-10 codes you may see during this holiday. Food and Outdoor Fun Nothing says “Independence Day” like picnics and barbeques. Here are some food hazards to ...
In Coding
Dec 13th, 2018
Nearly every section in the code book has updates: The stakes are high that your coding is affected. CPT® 2019 includes 212 new Category I and III codes, 50 revised code descriptors, and 71 deleted codes — plus revised introductory guidelines, and new and revised parenthetical references. Nearly every section of the code book (except ...
Jun 27th, 2018
When it comes to a coder’s arsenal of resources to verify a physician’s medical coding accuracy, the staples of the trade are CPT®, ICD-9, ICD-10, and HCPCS Level II code books. But today, there are more options: electronic options. For example, encoder software such as AAPC Coder, which searches the four medical code sets using ...
Don’t miss out on all that membership has to offer you. During a September National Advisory Board (NAB) committee call, the topic of AAPC member benefits, resources, and tools came up, and a lively conversation ensued. Angela Clements, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CGSC, COSC, CCS, AAPC Fellow, then asked the board, “Is there an AAPC benefit, ...
AAPC Coder can help. Payment reforms and other emerging healthcare rules require effective medical coders to review hundreds of references on a daily basis. In 2018, to get full credit for participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), coders must code chronic conditions and relationship and patient status codes that were never necessary before. ...