I came to the United Stated from Poland in 2003. I always loved and was good with numbers, and medical coding is full of alphanumeric and numerical codes, so I was intrigued to learn more. I decided to enroll in Branford Hall Carrier Institute in Southington, Connecticut. Overcame a Language Barrier I was not sure ...
In CMS
Jun 21st, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on June 20 the ICD-10-CM code descriptions, tables and index, and addendum for fiscal year 2020. There are 273 additions, 21 deletions, and 30 revisions, effective Oct. 1, 2019, which will increase the code set from 71,932 to 72,184 diagnoses. Chapter Review The majority of changes ...
Jun 5th, 2019
Men still command higher salaries than women in the same occupation, according to an article published by the U.S. Census Bureau, and education doesn’t help matters. “While workers with a bachelor’s degree earn about double that of their co-workers without a college education, the difference between men’s and women’s earnings widens with more education,” demographer ...
In Billing
May 29th, 2019
There are the standard reasons medical claims are denied, such as putting the wrong modifier on a code or putting the diagnoses in the wrong sequence. But did you know that some reasons are not the fault of medical coding? 5 Ways Your Claim Can Be Denied Denials can be cause by more than an ...
Sound advice from medical coders who have been there, done that. AAPC has published countless articles on how to prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam in both our member magazine, Healthcare Business Monthly, and on our website in the Knowledge Center. Examples include: 7 Reasons You Should Use AAPC Code Books for Your ...