There are ways to represent professionalism, but what does it really mean to you? Is it: How  you dress, where you work, the places you go, or the people you associate with? The level of education you’ve accomplished, the school you attended, or the number of credentials behind your name? How much education does it ...
Mar 13th, 2015
by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, COC, CIC, CCS You have spent considerable time and money studying classification systems, understanding medical record documentation, and practicing coding medical charts. When your studies are complete, you are anxious to start your first coding job… but wait, there is one more important step in the process! Many coding students ...
Giving back raises everyone up to a new level of success. By Peter Davidyock, CPC, CPMA Take a moment to consider the time, effort, and money you’ve put into making yourself a professional. Between formal schooling or webinars, participating in regional seminars or national conferences, and attending speaking engagements at chapter meetings, you’ve invested quite ...
Mar 1st, 2013
By Ida Landry, MBA, CPC Knowing coding and billing rules, and following them with integrity, is key to success. Compliance is an important part of medical coding. Novice coders are instructed early on that “correct coding is the No. 1 objective,” and “if it isn’t documented, it wasn’t done.” These rules of thumb are the ...
May 1st, 2012
Place of service errors are on the OIG hit list, so be sure your coding is up to par. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has included place-of-service (POS) errors as an area for review in its ...