My journey began in May 2006 while attending a basic, non-certification, medical billing and coding class at a local college. I was in class with other students who were also eager to learn when two of the students, who worked together in a local general practitioners’ office, approached me and asked if I was looking ...
When abusers prescribe controlled drugs, there are three steps you can take to help reduce compliance risks. When medical providers have access to controlled substances, there’s an opportunity for them to intercept health documents and to fill prescriptions for illicit personal purposes. In such instances, you must follow the guidelines regarding the use of controlled ...
Apr 23rd, 2019
I was recently asked what the value of local chapter meetings was by a newly certified member. I was a little taken back that she did not know the core value on which AAPC was founded, which is networking. Local chapters were key to AAPC  in the beginning, and they continue to be today. That is ...
In Billing
Apr 17th, 2019
Healthcare administration, including medical coding and billing, makes up a huge part of America’s healthcare bill, according to a paper by the Center for American Progress (CAP). Administration Complexity The complexity of all administrative activities include everything from duplicative forms, transferring records, managing claims, and other activities, but CAP estimates payers and provider...
In Audit
Apr 12th, 2019
Recovery Auditors have been busy. This year alone there are 23 topics under review and three more were just proposed. If you are coding/billing for any of the topics under review, this may be all the reason you need to conduct an internal review. Who Are They? Recovery Auditors, or Recover Audit Contractors (RACs), review ...