In ICD-10
Oct 9th, 2018
October is here and it’s the month of spooks, vampires, witches, and werewolves. With the celebration of Halloween, here are some ICD-10 codes you may see this season. Ghosts Did you just hear something creepy or is your mind playing tricks on you? If a ghost whispers in your ear or you see a headless specter, there is a code ...
Be sure you know the difference between the various types of laparoscopic hysterectomies. In the article “Pinpoint Correct Hysterectomy Coding” (August 2018, pages 16-18), the statement, “… a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal approach — a ‘subset’ of the vaginal approach — in which a scope is inserted via small incisions in the vagina,” is incorrect, and is ...
AAPC CEO Bevan Erickson welcomed more than 700 members to the Washington, D.C. Regional Conference this morning with “10 Steps to Advance Your Career,” a strategy to help medical coders and others see and adapt to changes in the healthcare industry. The times are changing, he said, and the attendees can surmount changes if they ...
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 ...
In Audit
Jul 10th, 2018
Credentials open many doors to career opportunities. Which one will you enter? AAPC provides training and examination for every certification you could ever need to work in the business of healthcare. If you are new to the business of healthcare, you may not know which certification will help you to achieve your dream job. You ...