HCC Coding — 5 Things You Need To Know

HCC Coding 5 Things You Need To Know

What Is Risk Adjustment? Risk adjustment methodology accounts for known and discovered heath data elements and compares levels of wellness among patients. The accurate selection of diagnosis codes plays a vital role in all risk adjust models. With the increase of Medicare Advantage plans and inclusion of risk adjustment models in the ACA, proficiency in […]

ICD 10 Proficiency Assessment – Are You Ready? July 2015 – Video

icd 10 proficiency assessment

Poll – Are you ICD-10 proficient? The choice are: Yes – with CCO’s help, Yes – with other prep, Yes- on your own, No – not yet, I need to get moving before December 31st. This is a new poll; we’re very interested in the responses here. ICD 10 Proficiency Assessment – Are You Ready? […]

Medical Coding Jobs — Top 10 Recommendations

Medical Coding Jobs — Top 10 Recommendations

What is Medical Coding? Medical coding professionals provide a key step in the medical billing process. Every time a patient receives professional health care in a physician’s office, hospital outpatient facility or ambulatory surgical center (ASC), the provider must document the services provided. The medical coder will abstract the information from the documentation, assign the […]

Learn Medical Coding Basics – Coding Contrast – Video

medical coding basics

Q: [Back to Basics – Medical Coding Basics] I saw a YouTube clip of you explaining the administration of contrast and made it look much easier with the chart. I’m unable to locate it at the web address on the slide. Is this chart still available? I’m studying for my CPC and I’m finding the […]

Medical Anatomy & Medical Terminology Online Course

Medical Terminology Online Course

Whether you’re new to medical coding or transitioning from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS, Medical Anatomy and Terminology for ICD-10 Coding helps you prepare to code accurately and effectively using the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set with a complete understanding of relevant medical terminology and anatomy. Earn a certificate in Medical Anatomy and Terminology from Certification Coaching Organization (CCO) online and prepare […]

Recent CCO Graduates | July 2015 – Video

recent cco graduates

Alicia, who are our recent cco graduates ? Alicia:   Oh, we have a lot, it’s very exciting. Recently, we have a CPMA graduate, Patricia Rathbun, and then a whole bunch of CPC graduates, people who have passed their CPC. We have Valerie Fehlman, Tricia Allen, Kate Balduff, Sandra Marroquin, Faith Wiegman, Jeanne Muller, Nancy Zizelman, […]

Online Medical Billing and Coding Course Training

Online Medical Billing and Coding Course

The healthcare industry depends on skilled, qualified medical insurance biller and coders to accurately record, register and track patient accounts. Earn a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding from Certification Coaching Organization (CCO) online and prepare to enter a fast-growing career in healthcare. The accredited Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding is a fully-online, three-course certificate program […]

2015 ICD 10 Proficiency Assessment Exam Passers

cco 2015 icd 10 assessment passers

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. — Henry David Thoreau The graduates from Certification Coaching Organization (CCO) took the ICD 10 Proficiency Assessment exam last April 2015 – August 2015. Nine (9) of our graduates are among the 2015 ICD 10 Proficiency Assessment Exam passers. To our graduates, hardworking students like […]

Be More Helpful — Citing Medical Articles

citing medical articles

Have you ever replied to another coder’s question via social media? Has someone replied to your questions? Was the response you received helpful? Did the person responding cite their source? Did you ask for their source or did you just take their answer as authority? These are all questions I’ve asked of my students and had asked of me […]

Did you know the ICD Guidelines are updated annually?

icd guidelines are updated annually

I was talking with some experienced coders over the weekend and was surprised to find that while most of them were aware that the ICD guidelines are updated annually, they were not aware that the changes are almost always released after the new year’s books are published (regardless of the publisher you choose). Thus, the […]