Sep 30th, 2013
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Steady pace has coders leading the pack in the healthcare arena. AAPC’s 2013 Healthcare Salary Survey reflects an expanding job market for coders, billers, practice managers, auditors, and educators being hired to help implement sweeping changes to the industry. Unemployment percentages are nearly half of what they were last year. For instance, those holding a ...
Sep 20th, 2012
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Five-year comparison indicates consistent progress in this healthcare sector. By David Blackmer, BA, and Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC Download the PDF of this article Snapshots are instant slices of our lives. Compare them from year to year while placing them side by side and our lives become stories. Every year, Coding Edge presents AAPC’s ...
May 1st, 2012
With a trend moving toward hospital care, consider chargemaster basics. By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC As more physicians head under the hospital umbrella to furnish cost-effective care, opportunities are opening for coders in the facility environment. Your doctor may be considering a move ...
Aug 1st, 2011
AAPC offers CPC-H®, CPMA®, and CPCOTM credentials to meet today’s coding needs. By Michelle A. Dick A Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) is the base credential offered at AAPC. It signifies expertise in coding of services, procedures, and diagnosis of medical claims. It demonstrates the professional is proficient in coding rules and regulations, is current on ...
Oct 23rd, 2009
When you open the October 2013 Coding Edge, we’ll be using ICD-10-CM. After more than a decade of false starts and revisions, we are all finally packing for destination ICD-10, which features a new language of an enormous but elegant “smart code” set. For a profession whose members weather weekly reimbursement rules and quarterly code ...