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Codes: 37229, 36247, 36200, 36140, 75710, 75625, 76937
New to Cardiovascular coding and trying to determine if 36200 and 36140 are distinct from 36247 since it's bundled.
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I paid for CPC, CPC-P and CPMA classes, good through 2/28/17, and can no longer sign into AAPC blackboard. Has the website changed addresses does anybody know?
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Hi - in my role as a privacy officer for a large system, I have encountered multiple complaints about practices charging patients or our providers for records sent to our providers when patients eithe... [ Read More ]