After earning my Master of Business Administration degree, I worked in the financial field until about three years ago, when I reached a turning point in my career. Healthcare business has always been a long-distance dream for me; and after seeing an AAPC coding course advertisement in a magazine, I decided to give it a ...
In Billing
Sep 30th, 2019
Three credible sources give three different answers, and only one is right. The definition for billing units of allergy serum preparation for patients was recently challenged by a colleague of mine who works in the allergy space. Are there limitations on diluted antigens when counting units for CPT 95165 Professional services for the supervision of ...
In Coding
Sep 10th, 2019
My mom’s advice to my sister and I growing up was to work in healthcare. She said it’s a great industry to make a solid career. I took her advice, and in 1989 I entered the world of healthcare via my sister, who was working for a private radiologist. I filled in for her as ...
In Audit
Sep 10th, 2019
Earning an AAPC core certification (CPC, COC, CIC, CRC) opens the door into the medical coding world, but it doesn’t mean your education is complete. As with the science of medicine, the business of healthcare is constantly evolving. Medical coders must adapt and reinvent themselves to keep up with the changes and maintain a competitive ...
In Coding
Sep 9th, 2019
In a world of uncertainty, one thing medical coders can count on is ICD-10-CM yearly updates. It’s already that time of year again when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases the ICD-10-CM code update for next year. Familiarizing yourself with the changes that go into effect Oct. 1 will help you capture ...