Because AAPC members and staff work as a team, amazing things happen ― 30 years of amazing things! AAPC members are the lifeblood of this organization. You form local chapters, provide medical coding education and networking opportunities, advise AAPC, form associations and boards, mentor, and hold charity events. You’ll do whatever it takes to help ...
Jun 12th, 2018
The typical path to becoming a medical coder starts with a recently graduated high school student who is detail-oriented, enjoys healthcare and anatomy, and learning about medical records and the physician revenue cycle. But not all medical coders start out that way. Some people pursue a career in medical coding because there is the potential to work ...
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Jun 6th, 2018
I received a Bachelor of Science degree and earned a medical laboratory technician diploma in 2001. After my studies, I worked as a lab technician in India. I moved to the United States in 2011. After coming here, I concentrated on my carrier: I passed my American Society of Clinical Pathology international (ASCPi) certificate and ...
Feb 21st, 2018
Sometimes coders are confused when they should apply modifier 58 Staged or Related Procedure or Service by the Same Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional During the Postoperative Period and modifier 78 Unplanned Return to the Operating/Procedure Room by the Same Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional Following Initial Procedure for a Related Procedure ...
Jul 12th, 2016
As promised, here are a couple more terms that address physician vacancies and the billing nuances associated with them. Reciprocal Billing A reciprocal billing arrangement is one in which one physician agrees to cover another’s physician’s practice on a short-time basis (60 continuous day limit) when the regular physician is absent. This arrangement may be reciprocated (paid ...