About AliciaScott-Instructor

Alicia has been working in the medical field for over 20 years. She first learned about medical coding while working in a medical records department at a resort town hospital near where she was raised. Through the years she has held several jobs in the medical field from, CNA, EMT, Pharmacy technician and Medial Records Abstractor and Analyst. Outside of the medical field she has worked as a Real Estate agent, and owned her own on-line retail business. The medical field has always been where she felt the most comfortable. Alicia has taught medical coding, billing and medical law and ethics at a private college. She also did contract work in HCC Risk Adjustment and discovered she really enjoyed ICD work. Because she loves to learn Alicia is working towards her Masters in Health Care Administration with an emphasis on education. Having taken many online classes through the years to complete her degree she feels very comfortable with both face to face and on-line learning. Alicia will tell you that not only does she love medical coding but she has a passion for teaching it. Alicia lives in the middle of Texas with her husband who is a Pastor, five of her six children, three dogs and two cats.
24 Oct, 2016

Wound Care Coding Series: Skin Substitutes

Q: “There is really not many resources out there for coders in Wound care and it is a very busy department with lots of hurdles to go through with payment of these services. We have Skin substitutes, HBO treatment, Debridement. Even just coding the Diabetic Ulcers themselves, with ICD-10 codes that

14 Sep, 2016

ICD-10-PCS Coding for Measurement and Monitoring with Examples

Q: Could you review how to code for measurement and monitoring in ICD-10-PCS with examples? Well, as you know I love ICD-10 and I also really enjoy ICD-10-PCS. Since we do a weekly student webinar for ICD-10-CM and PCS and Risk Adjustment we’ve been working through some of these examples and

1 Sep, 2016

E/M with Diabetes | E&M Coding Tips

Q: E/M with Diabetes - “When coding say an E/M encounter and the patient has type 2 diabetes documented in the medical record but the patient is not seeing the provider for her diabetes, is it still listed as a diagnosis?” Alicia A: This one I happen to know as a

24 Aug, 2016

Free Medical Coding Practice Exams – CPC Practice Exam and More!

Free Medical Coding Practice Exams - One of the things that we always constantly get from our community is yes, we sell courses, and yes, we sell lower-priced courses to help with your coding and higher priced, but we also have a lot of FREE resources from our YouTube channel, to our

22 Aug, 2016

CRC Pre Employment Questions | CRC Coding Tips

Q: CRC Pre employment Questions - “What is a good example of a CRC pre-employment question? What are employers looking for?” A: CKD Stage V requiring dialysis, AV fistula patent. This is what you need to know, you break this down really quickly. These are things that you need to have

15 Aug, 2016

RA Course Pearl GERD | Risk Adjustment Coding (CRC) Tips

VIDEO: RA Course Pearl GERD | Risk Adjustment Coding (CRC) Tips Alicia: RA Course Pearl GERD - The Pearl that Chandra mentioned, one that I had worked on was GERD, and I like to think of them as little pearls of wisdom. Let me just show you an overview of what it looks

12 Aug, 2016

CRC Practice Exam Question | CRC Exam Work-through

Q: CRC Practice Exam Question - “What does a CRC Practice Exam Question look like? How do we work through an exam question? CRC Practice Exam Question: Mrs. White is diagnosed with acute combined systolic congestive and diastolic congestive heart failure which is due to hypertension with stage 5 chronic kidney