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  1. #1
    Overland Park, KS
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    I am considering obtaining another credential from AAPC, but I'm conflicted on the one I should choose. I'm torn between the CPC-P or the CPMA. In my role as coding educator, I do deal a great deal with insurance and payers especially researching payer guidelines. I am involved in the audit process on a limited basis. I do some auditing, but we have full time coding auditors. I get involved when they have a question about the chart and I am asked to render my opinion, or there is a dispute with one of the providers on the audit findings, I am often asked to reaudit the chart for resolution.

    Can anyone offer any guidance, please?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow

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    It sounds to me like your more "prominant" role would be for the payer side between the two. You could always work towards the other, but I would start with the payer and then the CPMA. Sounds like both would be important in your position. Good luck with your choice! I hate these types of decisions.....
    Anna Weaver, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
    Associate Auditor

  3. #3
    Overland Park, KS
    Thanks so much!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow

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