Aug 30th, 2017
A new ransomware virus targeting healthcare organizations spreads via a Microsoft Word attached to emails. The messages are customized to appear they come from a trusted source in this new attack, dubbed Defray. Healthcare Dive reports that in one example, an attachment titled Patient Report used the logo of a hospital in the United Kingdom and ...
Mar 6th, 2017
During a Joint Address to Congress, Feb. 28, President Trump called on Democrats and Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and provider better healthcare. “Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country,” Trump said. “The way to make health insura...
Failing to thoroughly document signs and symptoms, assessments, and treatments of chronic diseases creates a ripple effect of misfortune. First, all relevant codes are not captured; this leads to improper payment (not to mention, an injustice to the patient). The next thing you know, the claim fails a Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) or Office ...
In a recent blog post Kaero.com, author Lisa Eramo discusses the importance of hiring a certified medical coder in healthcare facilities. The article highlights many of the benefits of having a certified coder on staff, including coding accuracy, improved documentation, and internal auditing. Eramo also identifies various AAPC certifications and what each credential brings to ...
Feb 14th, 2017
The results are in! See how your salary stacks up in our 2016 Healthcare Business Salary Survey infographic. Furthering your education or adding a credential might be what it takes to send your salary soaring. If you’re new to medical coding, learn what credentials pay best and what you can expect in your region. Regardless of ...