Whether interviewing or already working, put your best foot forward and march. Being a professional in our chosen field means much more than earning a degree and wearing a suit. We must conduct ourselves professionally on all levels — from the job interview to the office, and when using social media. Be a Professional The ...
AAPC CEO Bevan Erickson welcomed more than 700 members to the Washington, D.C. Regional Conference this morning with “10 Steps to Advance Your Career,” a strategy to help medical coders and others see and adapt to changes in the healthcare industry. The times are changing, he said, and the attendees can surmount changes if they ...
Aug 9th, 2018
Don’t lose track of your CEU certificates, use the CEU Tracker. AAPC requires its certified members to earn continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their credentials. AAPC also randomly selects 25 percent of CEU submissions for verification, which can be a little unnerving if you don’t remember where you put your certificates. Thanks to a ...
In Audit
Aug 9th, 2018
Answer six questions to provide a concise audit that is purposeful, corrective, and educational. You’ve reviewed the records and analyzed the results. Now, it’s time to prepare for what may be the most challenging aspect of the audit process: presenting the results in a way that makes sense and generates the change needed to ensure ...
In Audit
Aug 9th, 2018
Create a policy that addresses gray areas, optimizes results, and refines documentation. Performing internal provider documentation audits with follow-up education is a very important piece of a corporate compliance plan. The goal is to improve compliance with healthcare regulations, but the process also shows providers you are a valuable resource and improves the coder/provider relationship ...