So many factors earn Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2016 Chapter of the Year award. What makes a chapter rise to become the AAPC Chapter of the Year? Many factors. But for Tulsa Oklahoma, it was mostly their generosity, overabundance of education opportunities, and strong leadership. As 2016 Tulsa, Oklahoma, Local Chapter Vice President Sherry Harding, CPC, ...
In July 2003, I entered into the world of medical billing and coding, and worked from home for six years. Unsure of what it truly meant, I accepted a part-time job doing charge entry and payment posting. Three years later, I accepted a position in a growing medical practice doing daily charge posting and denials. ...
Patti Frank has passion for coding education and world travel … and she wants to be a giraffe. Anyone who knows AAPC’s 2016 Member of the Year Patti Frank, CPC, knows she loves giraffes. Someone once asked her, “If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?” Frank said, “I would be ...
While in the coding trenches, furry companions are working behind the scenes to support us and bring comic relief. “Cat vs. Dog” has been a long-standing rivalry for pet enthusiasts. Coding professionals bring a whole new level to the competition. Those who work remotely often rely on their faithful companions to keep them company; and ...
As a military spouse, I needed a career that was readily available in any state, offered an emergent environment, versatile in nature, and allowed me to help people and patients, especially. Nursing was not my calling, though, so I dug a little deeper. Unsuspected Career While at our first military base, I landed a job ...