Jan 30th, 2019
The 2019 HEALTHCON (April 28-May 1 in Las Vegas) is for everyone on the revenue management side of healthcare; it provides cutting-edge education, networking, and other professional opportunities. Expert speakers, such as David Zielske, MD, COC, CIRCC, CCC, CCVTC (Dr. Z), help make this a professional event you can’t miss. AAPC asked Dr. Z about ...
Part 2: New codes change the way you should report these procedures. For 2016, the biggest CPT® coding changes affecting interventional radiology occur within the subspecialties of urinary, biliary, and neurologic intervention. In March, we covered urinary intervention. This month, we’ll discuss the major changes in percutaneous biliary interventional coding. Next month, we’ll cover CPT® ...
AAPC’s first male National Advisory Board (NAB) president, Terrance C. Leone, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-C, CIRCC, “Terry” of Palmyra, New York passed away on January 1, 2016 at the age of 66. As owner of medical billing and coding company, Catamount Associates, he led the AAPC NAB from 2009-2011. He became involved in AAPC in 1997, when ...
There are usually a lot of unforeseen bumps in the road when switching jobs, as noted by AAPC’s Sue Clark CPC, CIRCC, RT (R)(M)(MR), in an article recently published by Radiology Today. She offers four tips for those considering a career change, especially if they’re switching to the medical coding industry. Evaluate why you want ...
Nov 1st, 2013
Recognize strengths and weaknesses in procedure documentation to ensure your coding is built upon a solid foundation. By David Dunn, MD, FACS, CIRCC, CPC-H, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC The physician procedure report is the foundation for coding, charge capture, and the reimbursement process. If that foundation is weak, your ability to code will be, too. ...