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Keep abreast of quarterly NCCI coding changes to prevent inappropriate payment of services that should not be reported together.The post NCCI Q2 Updates appeared first on AAPC Knowledge Center.... [ Read More ]
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Take one or more of the time management courses in the AAPC Member Development Library. Time management is an essential soft skill everyone should possess and most of us need to improve. Knowing how ... [ Read More ]
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Hiring managers consider more than just education and credentials. While browsing social media and attending local and national coding conferences I frequently note aspiring coders expressing frustrat... [ Read More ]
Are there not any audit tools available with 2021 guidelines yet? I've done some searching and don't see any available. Our physicians are asking for these as we've provided them with audit tools for ... [ Read More ]
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I am trying to determine if it is acceptable to use a 57 modifier on the E/M code used for an exam if we already have the surgery scheduled with the surgery center.
I have two different scenar... [ Read More ]