Jun 11th, 2010
Health care providers have just two years to prepare for ICD-10 implementation on Oct. 1, 2013, and there are only days remaining to ensure the transition goes more smoothly. The 2011 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) for Acute Care Hospitals and Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) proposed rule comment period ends June 18. Only Days ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Michelle A. Dick We’ve all had it—the moment when we’re faced with that instant, unknown opportunity. It usually comes in the depths of crisis, despair, or monotony; and, we can only step into it with trust and courage. Here at AAPC we often hear about someone whose life changed because of becoming a coder ...
Aug 1st, 2009
By Rhonda Buckholtz,CPC, CPC-I, CGSC, CPEDC, COBGC, CENTC By now, you’ve probably heard the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will offer incentives to physicians who adopt electronic prescribing (e-prescribing). What you may not know is how easy it is to become involved. E-prescribing transmits prescription or prescription-related information from the prescribing physician (or ...