Enhance your working relationship to reach your common goal. All clinical documentation improvement (CDI) departments have challenges. A common issue seen in the industry is the lack of CDI and coder collaboration. Some facilities may even describe friction between the two departments — and often there are good reasons why. At a high level, when ...
I came to the United Stated from Poland in 2003. I always loved and was good with numbers, and medical coding is full of alphanumeric and numerical codes, so I was intrigued to learn more. I decided to enroll in Branford Hall Carrier Institute in Southington, Connecticut. Overcame a Language Barrier I was not sure ...
My journey began in May 2006 while attending a basic, non-certification, medical billing and coding class at a local college. I was in class with other students who were also eager to learn when two of the students, who worked together in a local general practitioners’ office, approached me and asked if I was looking ...
After the passing of my grandmother, I quickly realized I wanted to make her proud. In 2004, I was a cashier at Walmart and noticed they were getting  an eye doctor. Out of curiosity, I took the initiative to learn more and speak to the assistant manager; right away, I landed a job. I never ...
AAPC  just relaunched the Salary Survey Calculator tool based on the results of the 2018 Healthcare Salary Survey. The updated tool is refreshed with a new look and data from nearly 20,000 respondents, more than any other survey in the business of healthcare industry. Get Specific Info on Salaries in Your Area The Salary Survey Calculator allows ...