In Coding
Jun 12th, 2018
The ICD-10-CM code set for 2019 includes 279 additions, 51 deletions, and 143 revised codes —for a grand total of 71,932 codes, compared to this year’s 71,701 codes (an additional 228 codes). Codes Get Even More Specific Most of the changes, which go into effect October 1, provide more specificity than in existing codes. For ...
Aug 24th, 2016
We often see messages from newer members of AAPC expressing their apprehension or excitement about new prospects, coding exams, and credentials. But are you aware that seasoned AAPC members—whether it is a coder, practice manager, biller, compliance member or even a provider—experience the same feelings? I have taught the PMCC curriculum for over 15 years ...
You will hear it often said that our current medical system is broken and it needs to be fixed. I will not argue that point. We hear politicians and those in government argue about what they believe is the best fix. Many times I hear thoughts for change and know that, operationally, the idea will have ...
Members gather at “the happiest place on Earth” to learn about the business side of healthcare. Nearly 2,700 attendees gathered in April at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, in Orlando, Florida, for HEALTHCON — AAPC’s 24th annual national conference. With the highest attendance in AAPC’s conference history, attendees represented every state in the United States, as ...
In Audit
May 10th, 2016
We know: You can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job. So, stop and think about it: is what you are doing now where you expected your career path to take you? I never dreamt that I could have such a fun and interesting career in healthcare, especially since ...