AAPC provides many curriculum opportunities to its members for teaching and licensing. In addition to the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) credential, you can become licensed to teach the CPB, CIC, COC, CRC, CPMA, CPPM, CPCO, and coming soon, CDEO. With so many teaching opportunities, CPC-I is no longer an appropriate designation indicating AAPC instructor approval. ...
In Billing
Mar 4th, 2019
Be sure you are familiar with the identifier codes of drugs and vaccines, and their rules, when billing drug products. The National Drug Code (NDC) number is a universal product identifier for drugs used in the United States. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has required NDC numbers to be reported when submitting ...
Access our content anywhere, anytime from the convenience of your electronic devices. Our new AAPC Content app gives you carte blanche to the new electronic Healthcare Business Monthly and the Knowledge Center, where you’ll find a treasure-trove of informative articles, infographics, and timely news. In addition to other member initiatives, we responded to requests to ...
Correct coding relies on understanding the edit tables and what the columns mean. By Ellen Hinkle, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CRC, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC It’s important to understand how the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) affects medical coding and provider reimbursement. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented this initiative in 1996 to promote ...
When grafting moves below skin substitutes, use a code for soft tissue reinforcement. By J.D. Rosdeutscher, MD The past decade has seen an explosion in the number of, and uses for, biologic implants (see “Biologic Implants” for a list). For several years, CPT® categorized these implants using an ever changing code set that identified the ...