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 ...
In CMS
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 ...
Jun 21st, 2018
If you want to be a medical coder in a facility, there are a lot of ways to get your foot in the door. Once your toe crosses the threshold, experts say, you may have to take several steps to get to the job you want. Facility and Health System Jobs are Plentiful Just short of ...
In Audit
Jun 15th, 2018
Consider a career as a healthcare business professional. The hoopla of graduating high school is over, and now everyone is asking you, “What are you going to do next?” You might give the obligatory response, “Go to college,” because that’s what everyone expects. But is that the right answer? Learn a Trade that Pays Unless ...