AAPC  just relaunched the Salary Survey Calculator tool based on the results of the 2018 Healthcare Salary Survey. The updated tool is refreshed with a new look and data from nearly 20,000 respondents, more than any other survey in the business of healthcare industry. Get Specific Info on Salaries in Your Area The Salary Survey Calculator allows ...
In CMS
Jan 21st, 2019
 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued new guidance  for healthcare organizations to manage cyberattacks.  This is the end result of the 2015 Cybersecurity Act to align the healthcare security practices. Cybersecurity Guidance Starter Kit HHS is marketing the guidance as a starter kit for both those who are IT and non-IT ...
In Billing
Oct 8th, 2014
Palmetto GBA has added a nifty new feature on their website that coders and billers will enjoy: a Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Tool. This online tool allows the user to display or download fees, indicators, and indicator descriptors. You can use this tool to: Locate local and national fees quickly Find the number of global ...
With the right tools and the right attitude, your practice can stand up to claims payment scrutiny. By Michelle Ann Richards, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM, and Renee Dustman On June 25, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that its Fraud Prevention System identified or prevented $210 million in improper Medicare payments during ...
Take advantage of five resources to help educate your healthcare organization staff. By Jose “Joe” Ascensio Looking for low-priced training for your employees can be like finding a needle in a haystack. More often than not, the training is either too expensive or too generic. An alternative is to create your own training solutions. It ...