Jul 10th, 2019
AAPC’s New York City Regional Conference (Aug. 19-21) is the place to be for everyone on the revenue management side of healthcare; it provides the latest education, networking, vendors, and opportunities to keep you ahead of other healthcare business professionals. If you are a medical coder, biller, or auditor, you’ll find it’s a treasure trove of career resources ― all ...
Apr 23rd, 2019
I was recently asked what the value of local chapter meetings was by a newly certified member. I was a little taken back that she did not know the core value on which AAPC was founded, which is networking. Local chapters were key to AAPC  in the beginning, and they continue to be today. That is ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2019
10 coding tips to help you solve the case of a patient encounter. As Certified Professional Coders (CPCs®), our coded data do more than affect financial reimbursement. Many organizations use this data for quality assessment, to track healthcare trends, and to research diseases and procedures. Reliable coded data is also crucial to the creation of ...
Self audits are an important step that medical organizations of all types can take to protect themselves from potential lost revenue (or worse) by identifying coding, billing, and documentation problems before a payer does. All practices should make self-audit a part of their coding compliance program. What Self Audits Can Achieve Self audits allow you to ...
In Audit
Aug 17th, 2018
Learning to perform coding audits is an important piece of an effective compliance program; but, what’s the difference between internal and external coding audits? An internal audit is one that is performed by members of the organization or practice. Some large hospital systems have an internal audit department that is responsible for auditing all aspects ...