In CMS
Mar 5th, 2018
Now that you’re familiar with the 2018 HCPCS Level II codes,  new C, G, K, and Q codes effective April 1 have been released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Several modifiers have been adjusted to reflect oxygen use. The annual quarterly updates helps CMS programs, such as the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) ...
Jan 31st, 2018
AAPC credentials pave the way for many paths to success. With almost 12,000 responses to AAPC’s 2017 Salary Survey, and the data indicating overall higher pay for healthcare business professionals than the year before, 2017 was a good year. For all employed respondents, the average salary climbed nearly 6 percent, to $52,648. Even better, the ...
In Coding
Nov 1st, 2015
When mentors load the bases for students and recent grads, they are sure to hit a grand slam. Mentoring medical coding and billing students during their externships and internships is a wonderful experience. It provides an opportunity to teach them the ropes, and it’s exciting to see them so eager to get their healthcare careers ...
President Barak Obama invoked medical coding training in his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress, Jan. 20.  Highlighting proposals to help middle and lower class Americans, Obama pointed to existing cooperative community college and business programs, which include medical coding training: Thanks to Vice President Biden’s great work to update ...
“As more and more physicians implement EHRs, there is an increase in the volume of documentation,” stated AAPC director of education Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC in the most recent edition of the Physicians Practice blog talking about the proper education of providers and coders with regards to E&M services. “An effective way ...