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14 Things To Know About Medical Coding

Medical coders play a crucial role in the revenue cycle process, as they help ensure health systems, hospitals and physicians are properly reimbursed for the services they provide. Here are 14 things to know about medical coding. 1. AAPC describes medical coding as “the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services and equipment into universal […]

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Clearing Up Confusion Over ICD-10-CM Guidelines

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires covered entities to adhere to the most current International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) code set as well as ICD-10-CM guidelines. It is important that the Academy be made aware of payers that do not follow ICD-10-CM guidelines as this is a direct […]

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Making Sense of the Uproar Over Medical Coding

Confused about the implementation of the new medical coding system called ICD-10? So is everyone, including the federal government — so much so, in fact, that Congress passed legislation that delayed ICD-10 implementation for a year after its original start date.

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AHIMA ICD-10 Exam Delay FAQs (effective April 1, 2014)

Due to the passing of the SGR law delaying ICD-10 implementation until Oct 1, 2015, AHIMA has revised it’s testing criteria and dates. AAPC has not issued any statements regarding changes is certification requirement as of yet. Below is the information from AHIMA FAQ’s web page.

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How To Become A Medical Coder

Medical coders or medical coding specialists go through detailed information about

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How to Prepare for the CPC Exam for AAPC Medical Coding Certification

To ensure that you can perform all the necessary job requirements out in the medical coding field, the CPC certification examination itself tests for strength in all areas, including the following:

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Medical Coding Certification Requirements – AAPC

These are the requirement for medical coding CPC certification as listed by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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The Average Medical Coding Salary For 2013 – AAPC

AAPC has posted the findings of their annual survey of average salaries for medical coders and salaries continue to rise.

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Secrets To Passing The Medical Coding CPC | Free CPC Exam Questions

Are you preparing for the medical coding CPC exam? If so, the best way to prepare is with CPC exam practice questions. You can get free questions at Medical Coding Pro.

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ICD-10 Is NOT Required For The 2014 Certification Exam For New Coders

If you are a new coder looking to get your certification in 2014 take a deep breath! AAPC is not requiring you to be tested on ICD-10.

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AAPC National Conference Location Changed to Jacksonville, FL

Get the latest from the National AAPC CEO and President, Reed Pew.

To all registered AAPC conference participants:

We have chosen Jacksonville, Florida to relocate our conference due to the extent of the flooding in Nashville, TN. It will be

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Oncology Billing Toolkit: Factor 8 HCPCS Changes Into Your Superbill

Watch those Taxotere units, or kiss 95 percent of your reimbursement goodbye.
A brand new list of HCPCS codes — including docetaxel and bevacizumab updates — goes into effect Jan. 1 and our 8-step superbill maintenance plan will stop denials in their tracks for 2010.
Not using the proper codes will lead to claim rejection, which means “not receiving the proper […]

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A Medical Coder’s ICD-10 Resource Guide

We’ve got the link to a nifty ICD-9 to ICD-10 code translator.
Maybe I’m getting old, but I just can’t believe we’re about to ring in the second decade of the 21st century. It seems like just yesterday I was toasting the new millennium and breathing a sigh of relief that “Y2K” wasn’t the big catastrophe […]

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HCPCS 2010: Make Room for New MRI Contrast Codes A9581, A9583

AdreView gets its own ‘A’ code, too.
You can leave confusing “not otherwise classified” codes behind for a few more of the contrast agents that you use.
For services on or after Jan. 1, be sure you’re using the product-specific codes detailed below. Not using the proper codes will lead to claim rejection, which means “not receiving […]

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