Apply 14 strategies to help you climb your way to coding success. There are more than 120,000 certified medical coders in the United States. Some coders define their success by income; some by credentials; some by title; some by their responsibility; and some by many other benchmarks. How did those coders achieve their definition of ...
Member data shows it pays to keep adding letters after your name. The results are in! The AAPC 2015 Salary Survey gives us a good idea of what is going on in the healthcare business job market right now. Data shows our credentialed members are staying ahead of average inflation and unemployment rates in the ...
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 ...
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Feb 4th, 2015
Physicians Practice results are in for the 2014 Fee Schedule Survey, showing how much physicians are paid for common services. From around the country, 1613 physician practices participated. Respondents submitted how much they are paid for major diagnostic codes for new and established patients, and for common procedure codes. Private payers do not publicly disclose payment information; however, P...
Feb 1st, 2015
Everyone benefits when you share your expertise. By Jose “Joe” Ascensio Schools are always looking for great instructors. If you have the skills and are “in the know” in your field — whether you are a coder, biller, office manager, medical assistant, etc. — teaching is a great way to give back to your profession, ...