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    I must say that I am very disappointed in this forum. I have posted some questions and asked for help on "coding" different procedures (what this forum is meant for) and no one answers. I got one answer just recently and it came out to be wrong! I also got a private message from another coder who, instead of helping, bribed me to share my work load with him/her in order to get the answer I needed!!!! It's a SHAME!! I can't imagin that between the thousands of people that check this forum, no one has ideas or suggestions to help another fellow coder and some would even hold the answer as leverage!!!! What is amazing is that as soon as someone posts something about the CPC test or simply being nervous about it sssso many people reply!! Have we forgotten what we got our certificates for?? I have come to realize that unless I have a simple question or have a story to tell, no one really is interested in answering or at least in giving a suggestion to a more challenging coding question! I am not just talking for myself... I have seen other posts that have gone unanswered.

    Very disappointing!
    Last edited by Leily911; 03-17-2010 at 05:26 PM.

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    I have to agree with Leily911.
    The majority of posts (and replies) are about passing the CPC exam with the replies saying "congrats", "well done" and so on. All very well but also so repetitive. The same questions about how to go about taking the exam, what you can write in your books for the exam etc. etc. I posted a question recently about a specialty exam but no replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leily911 View Post
    I must say that I am very disappointed in this forum. I have posted some questions and asked for help on "coding" different procedures (what this forum is meant for) and no one answers. I got one answer just recently and it came out to be wrong! I also got a private message from another coder who, instead of helping, bribed me to share my work load with him/her in order to get the answer I needed!!!! It's a SHAME!! I can't imagin that between the thousands of people that check this forum, no one has ideas or suggestions to help another fellow coder and some would even hold the answer as leverage!!!! What is amazing is that as soon as someone posts something about the CPC test or simply being nervous about it sssso many people reply!! Have we forgotten what we got our certificates for?? I have come to realize that unless I have a simple question or have a story to tell, no one really is interested in answering or at least in giving a suggestion to a more challenging coding question! I am not just talking for myself... I have seen other posts that have gone unanswered.

    Very disappointing!
    Actually I just went through every post that you have posted and can only see one real question regarding a procedure. The question that you posted was under general discusssion. I feel you might have had a better response putting it under a different setting. Additionally, if nobody has any expertise in the area of your question, they are less likely to even respond being they don't know the answer. I honestly do not think that you can hold this forum responsible for the actions of one and one question not being answered that was better off in a different setting, such as ASC or something of the like.

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    you just confirmed my point even further. You would take time to go through every one of my posts!!!! That's exactly what I'm trying to say.. if everyone would take time to look-up a code that someone else can't find and help them out, instead of look-up every "post" to prove them wrong.. I would not be writing this post! I did not have to put on 'many posts'. I found my questions posted by other people, who had the same problem and those weren't answered either (in diffrerent category forums as well)!! I search the forum for similar posts before I post a questions, in case someone has already asked and has gotten an answer!! I don't expect people to know my specialty, however I work on 4 different specialties and find it difficult that nobody has any clue to at least one related question.. posted by me or someone else! I wouldn't cared only if I hadn't seen people writing irrelevant posts or replying to CPC pre-exam fear!!!!! This very post got 3 replies.. and yet if it was a coding question, it probably would not!! I am not bashing this forum.. I am just sharing what I observe as a coder, who has tried to use it for what it is meant to offer.

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    I am so sorry you are disappointed and frustrated if you would tell me which question you feel did not get addressed I will see if I can answer your question. Like eadunn2000 I looked in your previous post but not to prove you wrong, but to find the unanswered issue. I am sure this was her mission as well. I am not sure what question you are referring to as unanswered but I would love it if you could give it another try. I know most of us try to be as helpful as we can, but most of us also have other jobs so it prohibits us from being as vigilant as we maybe could be as looking for issues which need addressing. Also like all electronic media the site is not perfect in that not all new post will come up for me each time and I miss things. You may post your question here, I will be looking for it or you can send me a PM, I promise no deals and no charge , and If I cannot answer it I will tell you.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Please contact me at any time and I would be very happy to help you at anytime
    nlind@virtua.org
    609-914-6580

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    I am in a multi specialty group, & would be glad to assist you-no strings attached. Here's my work e-mail-send your question(s).

    raammon@wilsonhospital.com

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    You know reading this post reminded my why I do not answer many posts anymore. When I first joined the forum I gave an answer that was given to me by a physician and was given a "bad reputation" by more readers here than actually posted an answer to the original question. Maybe some of us are afraid to answer posts since we do not like to be criticized for something we felt was correct. After all it is our opinions even though sometimes incorrect. I'm sorry you feel this way but it's kinda funny coming from my experience here although I understand how you feel.

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    I too would be happy to give your questions a shot. My work email is lcurtis@bouldermedicalcenter.com if you would like to email me. I work in a very diverse multi-specialty group and we have an ASC as well. If you prefer to simply re-post your questions let me know, I will look for them and do my best to help. I'm sorry you are disappointed in the forum. I have found it extremely helpful.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    I often use a web site called flash code : www.icd9coding1.com it helps with DX codes make sure you spell what you are looking for correctly and it does help. Also if you think the dx code needs a 4th or 5th digit it will tell you in green is wrong red is correct. Also coding today is another great web site . Hope this help the young lady who needed it.

    KW

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