When you prepare yourself and have a test-taking strategy, panic subsides. By Melissa Kirshner, CPC, CRC, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow For many, the pressure and stress of passing the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam manifests itself in physical and emotional ways. For example, I had horrible dreams every night leading up to it. I’d cautiously open ...
Certification exams can be stressful, but E/M leveling doesn’t have to make it worse. By Colleen Mescall, MHA/E, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, AAPC Fellow Evaluation and management (E/M) coding can be intimidating for many people sitting for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam. How do you determine an E/M level when the level of the three ...
In Billing
Apr 24th, 2017
Telehealth is growing in popularity and scope. Most local markets have facilities or patient groups seeing patients via the internet. But there are so many facets to telehealth and reimbursement is relatively recent. How do you make sure the online service provided is reimbursable? Here are 5 tips that will help you be reimbursed: Be ...
Here’s some food for thought to help you carry more weight with your doctors. In the coding and auditing world, the provider is in the driver’s seat. Coding and auditing professionals must have the soft skills to share their expertise, collaborate with providers, and in some cases influence providers to change behaviors to improve documentation ...
In ICD-10
Jun 1st, 2014
Make learning fun and tab up your books for easy code look up. By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC Your brain may be programmed like mine. I see ICD-9-CM codes everywhere I look: license plates, addresses … anything numeric. I talk in code to my coding friends. I have a friend who put ICD-9-CM ...