Jan 1st, 2012
Standardizing claims statewide is good news for coders. The Medical Clean Claims Transparency and Uniformity Act (House Bill 10-1332) was signed by Colorado’s Governor Bill Ritter May 12, 2010. The bill requires the executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) “to convene a task force of industry and government ...
Aug 1st, 2011
AAPC offers CPC-H®, CPMA®, and CPCOTM credentials to meet today’s coding needs. By Michelle A. Dick A Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) is the base credential offered at AAPC. It signifies expertise in coding of services, procedures, and diagnosis of medical claims. It demonstrates the professional is proficient in coding rules and regulations, is current on ...
Mar 1st, 2011
First treat the itch, then code the care. By Susan Ward, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC, and Michelle A. Dick Bedbug infestations can happen just about anywhere: houses, apartments, five-star hotels, college dorms, libraries, movie theaters, retail stores, school buses, and even hospitals. These bugs like to hitch a ride to new, dark, comfortable ...
Aug 1st, 2010
Understand the risks if you miscode. By Michelle A. Dick When claims for provider services aren’t coded and billed properly, financial liability often falls on the provider. What happens when the coder or biller is to blame for sloppy coding or claims processing? Do coders need to pay? Individual Liability for Fraudulent Billing The Federal ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Michelle A. Dick We’ve all had it—the moment when we’re faced with that instant, unknown opportunity. It usually comes in the depths of crisis, despair, or monotony; and, we can only step into it with trust and courage. Here at AAPC we often hear about someone whose life changed because of becoming a coder ...