AAPC CEO Bevan Erickson welcomed more than 700 members to the Washington, D.C. Regional Conference this morning with “10 Steps to Advance Your Career,” a strategy to help medical coders and others see and adapt to changes in the healthcare industry. The times are changing, he said, and the attendees can surmount changes if they ...
AAPC partners with Affirm to offer financing options for online courses and conferences. AAPC recognizes that certain expenses are crucial to advancing your career, and we’re committed to making those higher-cost purchases more affordable. With the help of a company called Affirm, we now offer a monthly payment plan option on our certification courses and ...
Recognize the symptoms and take precautions to prevent sparks from raging out of control. According to a Mayo Clinic Proceedings article published in 2015, 54.4 percent of medical providers are burnt out. Although studies have not extensively studied burnout rates among staff members, such as medical coders, auditors, and practice managers, significant burnout rates exist ...
Jun 12th, 2018
The typical path to becoming a medical coder starts with a recently graduated high school student who is detail-oriented, enjoys healthcare and anatomy, and learning about medical records and the physician revenue cycle. But not all medical coders start out that way. Some people pursue a career in medical coding because there is the potential to work ...
A nurse’s background and expertise makes for a great liaison between doctors and insurance companies. Experienced nurses who have held traditional nursing roles make excellent candidates for coding, corporate, and managed care positions. They have a clinical understanding of medical procedures, and appreciate how coding and provider documentation complement each other. Let’s explore how a ...