Part 2: The NAB eliminates students’ uncertainty about the medical coding profession. Last month, the AAPC National Advisory Board (NAB) answered questions from students about certifications, resources, and working from home. This month we answer more student questions, with a focus on medical coding work and other career concerns. What information is critical to healthcare ...
Five AAPCCA board members say goodbye, share sentiments. AAPC established the non-profit AAPC Chapter Association (AAPCCA) to create, maintain, and sustain the infrastructure of local chapters through approachable and accountable support. The AAPCCA board of directors provides policy, rules, regulations, direction, and advice to AAPC local chapters and ensures local chapters function in accordance ...
Get an insider’s view into insurance payments and denials and healthcare reimbursements. By Michael Strong, MSHCA, MBA, CPC, CEMC and Tracy Hunt, CPC, CFE Billers, coders, revenue cycle management, and providers often think of insurance carriers as the “big bad wolf.” Having worked for several insurance carriers, we’ve repeatedly heard accusations from providers and their ...
Healthcare business professionals have a duty to respect the claims process and our profession. The False Claims Act (FCA) imposes liability on anyone who knowingly presents, or causes to be presented, a false or fraudulent claim for payment, or who conspires to submit a false claim for payment. Because auditors, coders, and billers work on ...
May 1st, 2012
Better Documentation + Better Compliance = Better Quality of Care By Richard Skaff Behavioral health has struggled with regulatory compliance, including documentation, billing and coding, treatment plans, and medical necessity. A “top down” approach to address shortcomings in behavioral health practice and diagnostics is the ultimate solution, but common sense and improved documentation will go ...