Feb 2nd, 2018
Coders play a broader role in reimbursement and compliance as the U.S. healthcare system reinvents itself. Healthcare reimbursement is changing from being based on pay for service to being based on the quality and efficacy of care. New data transfer technologies, code sets, and regulations tug at the industry, forcing it to invent new ways ...
After working as a registered respiratory therapist for 35 years, I wanted to remove myself from the bedside, but medicine was all I knew. After that many years in critical care, trauma, pediatrics, etc., I needed to decide what a good career transition would be. Luckily for me, the health information management (HIM) manager at ...
Passion and determination will prevent you from getting tripped up. Starting a career after earning a degree of certification, or changing careers later in life, has obstacles. You feel euphoric, accomplished, and eager to start your job search. But it can be difficult to get your foot in the door without hands-on experience. For example, ...
… “Where no man has gone before.” — Star Trek, 2nd Pilot Episode, William Shatner as Captain James Kirk On Sept. 15, AAPC members lost a friend and long-time supporter of our organization, Gregory Schnitzer, RN, CPC, CPC-H, CCS, CCS-P, RCC, CHC. He was a dedicated father and husband, true gentleman, medical coder, scholar, and ...
Oct 18th, 2017
Working remotely or offsite has become the new normal for coders, making the art of communication more important than ever. But with such a large influx of young coders, it’s difficult for many who have grown up with texting as a primary form of communication to remember to use complete words and sentences. As such, ...