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, ...
In Audit
Jun 15th, 2018
Consider a career as a healthcare business professional. The hoopla of graduating high school is over, and now everyone is asking you, “What are you going to do next?” You might give the obligatory response, “Go to college,” because that’s what everyone expects. But is that the right answer? Learn a Trade that Pays Unless ...
In Billing
Jun 11th, 2018
Suppliers should be aware of a recent increase to the fee schedule amounts for durable medical equipment (DME) furnished between June 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018, in rural areas and non-contiguous areas (Alaska, Hawaii, and United States territories) not subject to a Competitive Bidding Program (CBP). Rural and Blended Fees This change requires new 2018 rural and ...
In Coding
Jun 7th, 2018
Is the anemia due to a malignancy or an adverse effect to treatment of the malignancy? Proper ICD-10-CM coding of anemia requires the coder to know what is causing the condition. Let’s look at types of anemia, and medical coding and sequencing of the disease when it is caused by a malignancy or adverse effect. ...