In Audit
Sep 10th, 2019
Earning an AAPC core certification (CPC, COC, CIC, CRC) opens the door into the medical coding world, but it doesn’t mean your education is complete. As with the science of medicine, the business of healthcare is constantly evolving. Medical coders must adapt and reinvent themselves to keep up with the changes and maintain a competitive ...
Jul 12th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created three new physician specialty codes that will go into effect Oct. 2.The codes are: C7 – Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology C8 – Medical Toxicology C9 – Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology According to the American College ...
Before you decide, consider the benefits and drawbacks. By Kim Cohee, DPT, PT, MBA, OCS Specialty programs in the rehabilitation setting have become increasingly popular in the past decade. Offerings vary and include clinics and programs specific to running injuries, cycling injuries, Pilates, women’s health, throwing injuries, dancing injuries, and so on. If you can ...
Apr 1st, 2012
The benefits of taking on a new specialty are worth the initial extra legwork. By Pam Brooks, CPC The trend toward comprehensive patient care will create a demand for many new multi-specialty practices. As practices expand, the need for specialty coders will, too. But these jobs won’t come without challenges. Even experienced coders can become ...
Nov 1st, 2007
Code With an Edge that Only Specialty Credentials Can Provide By Maryann M. Cox, RN, BSN, CPC, CHC Just as patients turn to specialists to address specific health care concerns, providers seek specialty-specific credentials when hiring coding professionals to meet their practice needs. Having recently learned that a loved one suffered a heart attack, my ...