In Audit
Jan 7th, 2019
Opportunity abounds for healthcare business professionals in an expanding market. The healthcare sector created one in seven new jobs in the United States in 2018, per preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although many of those jobs are clinical, the repercussion is a growing demand for support ranks such as coding, billing, ...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates almost 40,000 additional medical coders (listed as medical records and health information technicians) will be needed by the end of this decade. AAPC’s Director of Exam Content Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC,  was recently interviewed for a Health Callings article regarding this increased demand. “We anticipate ...
In Billing
Aug 9th, 2012
Payment rates for hospice care, the hospice aggregate cap amount, and the hospice wage index are updated annually. The 2013 payment rates equal the 2012 payment rates plus 1.6 percentage points. The new rates are effective for care and services from Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013. 2013 Hospice Care Payment Rates was last ...