Sep 30th, 2018
Comments Off on Watch for Exam Packages
A final confirmation email containing the FedEx tracking number for your exam package and contact information for each examinee will be sent one week before the exam date. If you do not receive the exam package at least five days prior to the exam date, please contact AAPC immediately. This allows plenty of time for ...
Sep 1st, 2018
Comments Off on The “Book Check Start Time” is Now Available Online for Examinees
When officers schedule exam dates they now are required to state the time the book check will begin. This will clear up any questions examinees may have about the time to arrive for the exam. While this new field is a requirement for any new exams created online, officers are encouraged to add this information ...
In CMS
Aug 8th, 2018
During a July 18, 2018 CMS Twitter™ podcast, CMS National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Donald Rucker, M.D. defended the new CMS 2019 proposal to make documentation of the History optional for health records. He was asked, “In light of technology’s thirst for data to identify best practices and construct predictive algorithms, is it possible ...
When you prepare yourself and have a test-taking strategy, panic subsides. By Melissa Kirshner, CPC, CRC, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow For many, the pressure and stress of passing the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam manifests itself in physical and emotional ways. For example, I had horrible dreams every night leading up to it. I’d cautiously open ...
Billing for new patients requires three key elements and a thorough knowledge of the rules. A persistent concern when reporting evaluation and management (E/M) services is determining whether a patient is new or established to the practice. New patient codes carry higher relative value units (RVUs), and for that reason are consistently under the watchful ...