Jun 13th, 2018
A medical coder transforms healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. Those codes are taken from medical record documentation, such as physician’s notes, laboratory and radiologic results, etc., to be paid by insurance carriers and government payers. Medical coders check the medical chart to ensure the codes are correct and ...
Are you thinking about adding to your current credentials? Are you unsure which one to go for, next? The answer to that question isn’t the same for everyone. Ask yourself a few questions and do your research. The questions below can help most individuals quickly narrow down their list of potentials. (Side note: Did you ...
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 ...
Feb 15th, 2012
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-CPMA Credential Review Allows Students to Test Auditing Readiness Prior to Exam- SALT LAKE CITY—February 15, 2012— AAPC (www.aapc.com), the nation’s largest training and credentialing association for the business side of medicine, announced the CPMA® (Certified Professional Medical Auditor) Online Exam Review for experienced auditors. The online exam review is approved for six continuing education...