Jun 27th, 2018
When it comes to a coder’s arsenal of resources to verify a physician’s medical coding accuracy, the staples of the trade are CPT®, ICD-9, ICD-10, and HCPCS Level II code books. But today, there are more options: electronic options. For example, encoder software such as AAPC Coder, which searches the four medical code sets using ...
It’s not always easy getting your foot in the door of the medical coding field, but once you do, the sky is the limit to where you can take your career. You may even become coding manager. For example, Sylvia Thompson, CPC, started out working the front desk for a surgeon, and with hard work, ...
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 ...
In Audit
May 17th, 2018
There has been a lot of focus recently on large fraud schemes uncovered by the government and many are wondering how this affects “me.” By Evelyn Kim, MBA, CFE, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AAPC Fellow Healthcare fraud is a thriving enterprise in the United States. The latest statistics from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...
Secure payment and see fewer claim losses to  gain revenue for your practice. Submitting claims to insurance companies is the easiest part of billing. The bigger problem is securing payment. Knowing what the hold up is may be half your battle. Keep Your Eye on the Clock If you filed claims back in January and, come November, ...