In Audit
May 19th, 2010
By Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC, CPDC, CCS-P, Vice President of Strategic Development, AAPC Correct coding is critical to getting paid for medical services and for avoiding external audits by Medicare and other payers. Because medical coding is the main source of physician office and facility income, poor documentation, undercoding, and ...
May 12th, 2010
Hearing the word “audit” can induce fear and panic, but they’re feelings you must face. It’s 2010, and Medicare recovery audit contractors (RAC) are a permanent, nationwide program. And as payers become more aggressive, an audit of your practice—once a possibility—now is almost a certainty. Jonnie Massey, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPMA, AHFI, shares how nine ...
Mar 1st, 2010
Coders and their providers can bone up on coding, regulation, compliance, and billing while earning continuing education units (CEUs) and continuing medical education (CMEs) at AAPC’s 2010 National Conference in Nashville, Tenn. on June 6–9.  This annual event draws thousands of attendees including doctors, medical coders, and office/practice managers to connect on the business side ...
In CMS
Feb 11th, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Feb. 6 that the permanent Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program is set to begin March 1. The bidding protests filed by Viant, Inc. and PRG Schultz, USA, Inc., which caused a Stop Work order in October 2008, are resolved. RAC Back on Track was last modified: ...
Dec 8th, 2008
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AAPC’s 2009 Workshops to Focus on Effective Coder-Physician Communication, Successful Audits and Correctness in Coding Workshops will provide attendees with practice-centric tips, training and strategies As part of its ongoing efforts to maintain the highest level of continuing education and to help its members stay abreast of the ongoing changes in the health care industry, ...