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    Default Education needed!! please help me!!

    AAPC: Back to School
    I will have to start working for heart/lung surgeons in the near future. I need to get myself educated big time. Can anyone recommend good info? Websites, seminars, anything...?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    This website might be of some interest. Hopefully, your practice has an allowance for continuing education. This website also allows free CEU's for first time users.

    Good luck to you~


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Manhattan New York


    I'm not sure that cardiology website suggested by Rebecca will help much - cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery are vastly different specialties. However, the AAPC itself is offering a study guide for the specialty certification of cardiothoracic surgery that I think should be really helpful. It's called the 2008 Cardiovascular CTS Surgery Specialty Credential Study Guide. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons holds an excellant coding/billing seminar for surgeons and staff. It's usually held in the fall and won't help you now if you're in a rush to get up to speed but it's something to remember for the future.

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    also the STS.org website has some excellent information. There is a quatererly newsletter that is published. I work in CV coding so if you need any assistance, just let me know


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    I use the Cardiology/ Cadiothoracic Surgery/Vascular Surgery Coding Companion put out by Ingenix. Huge help!
    adrianne, cpc

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