I am a doctor, and my medical practice focuses on primary care and preventive medicine, in addition to inpatient management. To keep up with the constant changes in the healthcare industry, government, and insurer requirements, it was necessary for me to learn more about the business side of healthcare. My CPC® Opened New Doors In ...
Members reveal their strategies to maximize medical coding exam efficiency. Most members agree that the biggest challenge they face when taking an AAPC certification exam is time management. Although you have five hours and 40 minutes to take the exam, 150 questions can quickly eat up your time if you get stuck on too many ...
Feb 26th, 2019
Using the right code books is essential to your success on your AAPC exam. Among all the code books out there, we recommend AAPC’s. Here are seven reasons why using AAPC’s ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and HCPCS Level II code books will help you on your certification exam: Made for Your Examination – AAPC’s code books are ...
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Jan 3rd, 2019
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) fees are being increased for the first time in 20 years, according to a holiday week notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CLIA Fees Based on 1992 CMS wants a 20 percent increase for laboratories seeking a CLIA certificate. The agency explained that the program and ...
Jun 26th, 2018
Getting the first medical coding credential is only the beginning of a career of curiosity and growth. Many coders choose to continue earning credentials in specialty coding and different venues.  How do those who choose additional credentials decide what is a good second credential? Opportunities in specialty coding require new competencies, and credentials, they say, reflect ...