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Feb 25th, 2019
Pilots do it. Bird watchers do it. Even surgeons are starting to do it. Are you taking advantage of checklists to help your medical coding and billing? Rocket Scientists Use Checklists Coding can be – as the saying goes – more complicated than rocket science.  Not only are you translating a provider’s impressions, judgments, actions ...
Dec 3rd, 2018
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Most chapters had their 2016 taxes deducted from the 3rd quarter payment on November 15th. We have heard from officers who believe they were charged incorrectly for the taxes. Keep in mind that taxes were calculated on the information AAPC received from the officers at the end of 2016, and in some cases, it is ...
What do you do when coding productivity is more important than ethics at your workplace? Q: I have noticed AAPC has an abundance of information regarding coder ethics, but not very much information of how the ethical coder is to react in a “not-so-ethical” environment.  Many of the coders I know are employed in an ...
Nov 1st, 2012
By Jaci Johnson CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPC-H, CPC-I Whether performing an audit or providing education, when it comes to evaluation and management (E/M) coding, your first consideration should be accurate, compliant information and results. Choose Reliable Resources Our reliable resources are the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 1995 and 1997 Documentation Guidelines for ...
Oct 1st, 2012
By Holly J. Cassano, CPC Accurate payment under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) risk adjustment reimbursement model depends on diagnosis code specificity and reporting all current chronic conditions. A leading cause of incorrect and/or insufficient reimbursement from Medicare Advantage (MA) plans is deficient hierarchal condition categories (HCC) code reporting. CMS has been ...