Feb 7th, 2011
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What: AAPC is hosting an educational workshop entitled, “Advanced Surgical Chart Auditing” authored by Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC. This workshop teaches participants how to completely and accurately review and validate surgical services from a compliance perspective.  With the amount and scope of payer audits increasing, internal auditing is more important ...
In Billing
Sep 22nd, 2010
by: Kristi Martucci, CPC ENTAA Care Billing Manager Glen Burnie, MD Collecting patient balances after surgery can be tricky. Many patients are out of work for several weeks after surgery and find it hard to keep up with their bills. These delays in patient payments can severely hinder your collections on high paying services. To ...
In Billing
Jun 25th, 2010
By Terri Brame, MBA, CHC, CPC, CPC-H, CGSC, CPC-I Surgical wound closure can be confusing and vague, but you can sew up your wound closure knowledge by returning to the basics. CPT® foundation concepts always apply and can help you navigate wound closure and delayed closure procedures. Define Your Terms Keep the definitions of primary, ...
In Coding
Feb 18th, 2010
Here’s the information you need to code anal surgery in 2010. By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC The anal surgery section (46020-46999) of CPT® 2010 contains nearly two dozen added, deleted, or altered codes from 2009. A quick review of these changes will keep your claims clean in the year ahead. What’s New Where the ...