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 ...
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 ...
Nov 1st, 2007
Code With an Edge that Only Specialty Credentials Can Provide By Maryann M. Cox, RN, BSN, CPC, CHC Just as patients turn to specialists to address specific health care concerns, providers seek specialty-specific credentials when hiring coding professionals to meet their practice needs. Having recently learned that a loved one suffered a heart attack, my ...