When you prepare yourself and have a test-taking strategy, panic subsides. By Melissa Kirshner, CPC, CRC, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow For many, the pressure and stress of passing the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam manifests itself in physical and emotional ways. For example, I had horrible dreams every night leading up to it. I’d cautiously open ...
May 1st, 2018
As AAPC membership grows, so does the value of your credentials. AAPC welcomes Roxanne Moreno as our 175,000th member. This is a big achievement for AAPC, and it’s celebrating by honoring her as a milestone member. Although AAPC is very excited and proud to recognize this mile marker, Moreno may be just as excited. Being ...
AAPC welcomes Roxanne Moreno as our 175,000th member! This is a big achievement for AAPC, and it’s celebrating by honoring her as a milestone member. Although AAPC is very excited and proud to recognize this mile marker, Moreno may be just as excited. Being notified that she was AAPC’s 175K member “was an unbelievable moment,” ...
With a little persistence and a lot of networking, that dream coding job could be yours. By Melissa Kirshner, CPC, CRC, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow You spend months studying and taking notes, preparing for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam. You spend 5 hours and 40 minutes taking the exam. And then, it happens. After hitting ...
Correct procedural coding relies on deciphering similar terminology and acronyms. By Debra Mariani, CPC, CGSC Due largely to the confusingly similar terminology used to describe various valve procedures, they can be a challenge to document and report. Let’s review common terms and coding guidelines to reduce the confusion. First, Know Your Terms There are several types ...