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Share You Favorite Coding Resources

Dear AAPC Members,

We are currently developing a resource library on the website. This page includes links to websites that are helpful to you and your fellow coders. Please post your favorite links that you find beneficial in your job, for a possibility of them being added to the online library.

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AAPC Website - Coding Information and Products
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Thank you for your help,

American Academy of Professional Coders
 

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http://www.studystack.com/hangman-54807 - A little site that has many different topics hosted as games like hangman, word search, etc. Could be a good study aid...

http://www.cdc.gov/ - Centers for Disease Control (a bit geeky, but informative)

http://ima-consulting.com/ - A great resourse for very cost effective CEU courses. I believe there are two specifically that total 18 CEUs for around $150 or so - and they have a variety of topics.

http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html - Home of the American Academy of Family Practitioners. They have a bounty of coding and practice management tools, as well as searchable archives of their mags.

http://cms.meridianksi.com/kc/main/kc_frame.asp?kc_ident=kc0001&loc=1 - Medicares web-based training courses. Very helpful for anyone who bills MC much.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ National Library of Medicine (another geeky medical site)

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNEdWebGuide/25_EMDOC.asp - E/M documentation guidelines 95/97

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PFSlookup/02_PFSSearch.asp#TopOfPage - Medicare RVU lookup page.
 

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One of my favorites for info on orthopedic coding is www.aaos.org . Margie Vaught is a frequent contributor & I've found her to be extremely knowledgeable.

As far as books go I love "Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy For CPT Coding". It has very detailed pics that I routinely refer to. I would recommend buying a used copy off EBay or Amazon rather than buying new. I only say that because I have never used that book for the actual cpt codes, I use it strictly for anatomy which last time I checked hasn't changed much. :)
 

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Dear Pokirae

Thank you for listing the references above the AHIMA was especially helpful I found everything i was looking for! Again thank you so much.

A weary Coder. :D
 

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I can't believe nobody mentioned Don Self's website... He has the best collection of FREE documents on the web. All kinds of goodies from superbills to appeal letters. (Plus he's super funny!!)

http://www.donself.com/documentsframe.html

I think www.EricaCodes.com is pretty darn good, too... but I might be biased. ha ha :D

Here's a few more I don't think were listed yet:

http://www.karenzupko.com/ - tons of free articles and downloads

Free Coding & Practice Management Webinars:
http://www.physicianspractice.com/index/fuseaction/webinars.schedule.htm

Free Ortho Coding Webinars:
http://webinar.zimmer.com/ctl?template=MP&op=global&action=1&id=9670

Good coding articles:
http://www.coderyte.com/resources/coding-corner/

:) Erica
 

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I have been checking out some of these sites. This is very helpful.
Is the membership to billing-coding .com worth it. It is only $45 for a year subscription and it looks like you get a good bit from it, but I was just wondering if anyone that has paid for the subscription found it to be worth it. Justcoding.com looks good too, but is quite a bit more money to become a member. Can I get some feedback on this one too?
Thanks.
 

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I have been checking out some of these sites. This is very helpful.
Is the membership to billing-coding .com worth it. It is only $45 for a year subscription and it looks like you get a good bit from it, but I was just wondering if anyone that has paid for the subscription found it to be worth it. Justcoding.com looks good too, but is quite a bit more money to become a member. Can I get some feedback on this one too?
Thanks.
BC Advantange is a good tool and offers free AAPC approved CEUs with it's subscription. I have it and really like it, as well as a number of our local chapter members.

There IS a free section of Just Coding, then for $99 you get access to some other info and then for Platinum $299 (I think), you get access to everything they have. I have a Platinum membership and I plan to renew it. I've gotten quite a lot of info from their web site, including quizzies.
 

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Lots of good resources here:

A few more:

http://medlineplus.gov/ This site has a dictionary, a drug section, and you can also search for conditions. I use the drug section a lot when my providers list a Brand name and I can't find the HCPC for it because it's listed by the generic name. At the bottom of each drug it has all the different names for it. It also tells the class of drug, what it's used for, side effects, etc. I also use it when I can't remember if something is anit-platelet or anti-coagulant, anti-neoplaastic, hormonal, etc.


http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm for those of us that have providers that like to dictate in mm or inches and can't convert to cm in our heads.

http://www.codinginstitute.com/ has several specialty forums

http://www.codingline.com/main.php I have only used this site once, but found my answer so bookmarked it. It is for podiatry

All of these are free.
 

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I have been checking out some of these sites. This is very helpful.
Is the membership to billing-coding .com worth it. It is only $45 for a year subscription and it looks like you get a good bit from it, but I was just wondering if anyone that has paid for the subscription found it to be worth it. Justcoding.com looks good too, but is quite a bit more money to become a member. Can I get some feedback on this one too?
Thanks.

I have been a member of justcoding.com for two years now and I find it to be a GREAT resource! You don't have to go Platinum for it to be benficial. There are also endless (and I mean endless) opportunity for free CEU's so it basically pays for itself.
 

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I can't believe nobody mentioned Don Self's website... He has the best collection of FREE documents on the web. All kinds of goodies from superbills to appeal letters. (Plus he's super funny!!)

http://www.donself.com/documentsframe.html

I think www.EricaCodes.com is pretty darn good, too... but I might be biased. ha ha :D

Here's a few more I don't think were listed yet:

http://www.karenzupko.com/ - tons of free articles and downloads

Free Coding & Practice Management Webinars:
http://www.physicianspractice.com/index/fuseaction/webinars.schedule.htm

Free Ortho Coding Webinars:
http://webinar.zimmer.com/ctl?template=MP&op=global&action=1&id=9670

Good coding articles:
http://www.coderyte.com/resources/coding-corner/

:) Erica

Hi Erica,
Thanks for all of the great resources. I am looking at some of them right now but I was most interested in the Don Self one. I can't seem to get through to that one. I also tried to use the one on the ericacodes.com website to no avail. Is that website no longer in use?
 
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