Take the wheel and run for president of your local chapter. By Teresa (Terri) Bartrom, CPC, CPB AAPC local chapters are gearing up to elect their officers again. If you are considering running for an officer position, the first step is to review the requirements and descriptions of the different roles. Each position is essential, ...
As AAPC grows its presence in our industry, strong, focused leadership is paramount. Just a few short months ago, you knew the incoming AAPC National Advisory Board (NAB) President Jaci Johnson Kipreos, CPC, COC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, of San Diego, California, as Jaci Johnson of Richmond, Virginia. Since taking the helm from David Dunn, MD, ...
In Billing
Mar 2nd, 2012
One worry providers can set aside is the Medicare pay cut of 27.4 percent that was set to go into effect March 1. Congress and President Obama have approved the “Doc Fix” legislation, postponing cuts until next year. Physician Pay Set Through 2012 was last modified: March 2nd, 2012 by admin aapc...
Jul 30th, 2010
President Obama signed the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA) July 22. The bill is designed to cut waste, fraud, and abuse due to improper payments by federal government agencies. Areas with a history of improper payments, such as chiropractic services, will be targeted. President Signs “Improper Payments Elimination” Bill was last modified: July 5th, 2011 ...
In Billing
May 14th, 2009
To say the financial condition of the Social Security and Medicare programs remains challenging is an understatement, but one made none the less by the board of trustees in a summary of the 2009 Annual Reports, issued May 12. “Today’s report should trouble anyone who is concerned about the future of Medicare and health care ...