In Audit
Jul 10th, 2018
Credentials open many doors to career opportunities. Which one will you enter? AAPC provides training and examination for every certification you could ever need to work in the business of healthcare. If you are new to the business of healthcare, you may not know which certification will help you to achieve your dream job. You ...
Jun 13th, 2018
A medical coder transforms healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. Those codes are taken from medical record documentation, such as physician’s notes, laboratory and radiologic results, etc., to be paid by insurance carriers and government payers. Medical coders check the medical chart to ensure the codes are correct and ...
In Billing
May 25th, 2018
Spondylolisthesis is a perfect example of why ICD-10 requires improved clinical documentation. In ICD-9, Acquired spondylolisthesis was reported with one code, 738.4. In ICD-10, there are 14 codes: M43.00 Spondylolysis, site unspecified M43.04 Spondylolysis, thoracic region M43.05 Spondylolysis, thoracolumbar region M43.06 Spondylolysis, lumbar region M43.07 Spondylolysis, lumbosacral region ...
Know the type of work and requirements, and debunk the myths surrounding coding/billing from home. By Robin Moore, CPC, CCMA You see jobs for remote coding and billing advertised everywhere: schools promote it, recruiters tempt you with it, and your coworkers says it’s their dream to work from home. It sounds great, but is working ...
Clear and precise patient statements will get you paid faster. By Tameka J. Duncan, CPC, CPB, CPPM Accounts receivable collections on patient balances are vital to the sustainability of any physician’s office. Although it’s best practice to collect co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, and self-pay payments up front — either during the check-in or check-out process — ...