Think outside of the medical coding box to be a subject matter expert. Being a certified medical coder is an accomplishment. We see from AAPC’s 2017 Salary Survey that multiple credentials are in demand and can be very lucrative. Factors such as location, demographics, experience, demand, and specific credentials affect where and how you can ...
In Coding
Jun 6th, 2018
The answers to proper medical coding and reimbursement are not always transparent. From the referral to the claim submission, there are many opportunities for errors that result in a claim denial, improper payment, or even an audit. To secure proper payment, here is a checklist of five essential questions to ask yourself as you code ...
In Coding
Jun 6th, 2018
I received a Bachelor of Science degree and earned a medical laboratory technician diploma in 2001. After my studies, I worked as a lab technician in India. I moved to the United States in 2011. After coming here, I concentrated on my carrier: I passed my American Society of Clinical Pathology international (ASCPi) certificate and ...
As a Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC™), you’re an advocate for payers, providers, and patients. By Richard “Rik” Salomon, CPC, CRC HCC (hierarchical condition category) coding affects payers, providers, and patients in every setting. But capturing HCC codes in the emergency department (ED) is complicated because of the urgency to process patients quickly. Primary care ...
When you prepare yourself and have a test-taking strategy, panic subsides. By Melissa Kirshner, CPC, CRC, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow For many, the pressure and stress of passing the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam manifests itself in physical and emotional ways. For example, I had horrible dreams every night leading up to it. I’d cautiously open ...