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    Further delays in the ICD-10 implementation

    Now it may possibly be in 2015 when ICD-10 will be implemented. AMA Calls for Further Delay to ICD-10 Compliance Deadline http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2012/5/14/ama-calls-for-further-delay-to-icd10-compliance-deadline.aspx AHIMA repeats opposition to ICD-10 delay...
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    A question for those who work in HR?

    Is it normal - or even legal - for an employer to ask for your SS# and/or birth date when applying for a job BEFORE any type of interview has taken place? With identity theft as one of the top crimes, it seems to make it easier for this to happen to you, no matter how secure the application...
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    CPC-A vs CCA?

    Sorry if this topic has already been posted on this forum. If it has been, please post the link to the original thread. Just curious what everyone's thoughts are on the CPC-A vs CCA, and which certification is in higher demand, which one is most recognized by employers? I know that it...
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    "CPC-A Elimination?" from March 2012 Coding Edge

    Letter from the Chairman and CEO, Reed E. Pew, from the Coding Edge Magazine March 2012. "CPC-A Elimination?" In January's Coding Edge, AAPC outlined a new proposal to eliminate the Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice (CPC-A) credential. We asked for your input on this throughout the...
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    Elimination of “A” Designation: The Apprentice designation is not needed anymore

    The following is a shortened version of an article from the AAPC Coding Edge magazine January 2012 issue written by Reed E. Pew, AAPC Chairman and CEO. Effective July 1, 2012, the CPC-A credential will no longer be granted. All current CPC-As would have their “A” removed by doing one of the...
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    Online Internship for Medical Coding by Carol J Buck

    I recently just heard about the "Online Internship for Medical Coding by Carol J Buck". I found it on the Evolve Learning System website. Is this the same program as "Virtual Experience: Apprentice Removal" that the AAPC offers? Would either of these be recognized by employers as 'experience'...
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    Has anyone taken the CBCS exam?

    I had never heard of the CBCS (Certified Billing Coding Specialist) certification until a couple weeks ago when some of my work colleagues were transferred to a department where they will have to take and pass one of three coding exams, and that was one of them. From what I gather, the exam for...
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    Medical coding jobs didn't exist 10 years ago???

    I'm sorry, but I had a good hard laugh when I saw this! :rolleyes: According to this online article, medical coding jobs didn't exist 10 years ago. :eek: Whoever wrote this article and approved this job to be put on this list is incompetent...
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    Best coding books to use during CPC exam

    Which are the better HCPCS and ICD9 coding books to use during the CPC exam? I know AAPC would prefer me to purchase books from them, but I'm trying to decide if Ingenix coding books are better or the same. Both publishers use lots of colors and illustrations which greatly help me. Or if you...
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    Do you need to be a CPC before pursuing a specialty certification?

    I have not taken the CPC exam yet, but was wondering if I should go for a specialty certification instead. Do you need to be a CPC before you can test for a specialty certification? I am a medical bill reviewer of workers comp claims, and the coders at our company do coding logic review...
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