Oct 22nd, 2009
In reviewing the criteria required for Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) credentialing, the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) uncovered multiple areas for concern. Many of the CCHIT requirements conflict with federal mandates for correct coding or with what AAPC promotes as appropriate coding principals.  Key Flaws with CCHIT Criteria was last modified...
Oct 21st, 2009
Medical coding and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) were featured in an introductory segment of the popular Chicago Public Radio show This American Life, the weekend of Oct. 17, in its program “Someone Else’s Money” — the second part of the show’s look at the American health care system. Host Ira Glass tried to ...
Jan 19th, 2009
Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week the final rule for implementation of the ICD-10-CM code set. For more information, go to the link below: https://www.aapc.com/blog/index.php/2009/01/icd-10-date-of-oct-1-2013-announced/ HHS Says I-10 is 2013 was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Oct 1st, 2008
Sunlight on Coders’ Compensation By Brad Ericson, CPC, CPC-ORTHO Ask coders what they do and how much they make, and their answers are as varied as how sensitive to the sun they are. Some are easy burners, with salaries and careers that show the results of outside forces quickly. Some are seemingly immune to the ...
Nov 1st, 2007
Code With an Edge that Only Specialty Credentials Can Provide By Maryann M. Cox, RN, BSN, CPC, CHC Just as patients turn to specialists to address specific health care concerns, providers seek specialty-specific credentials when hiring coding professionals to meet their practice needs. Having recently learned that a loved one suffered a heart attack, my ...