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 ...
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 ...
May 14th, 2009
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Updated credential allows payers to demonstrate proficiency in provider claims adjudication The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, www.aapc.com) has released an updated, revamped version of its Certified Professional Coder-Payer® (CPC-P®) medical coding credential. The AAPC updated the certification to cover the full spectrum of the payer role, placing more emphasis on the specific sk...