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.
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

8 Aug, 2016

Code Rule for Contusion and Abrasion | CCO Medical Coding Tips

Q: Contusion and Abrasion — “Is the code rule for contusion and abrasion the same as ICD-9 was, i.e., code contusion only or do we code both now?” Chandra: A: The answer to that question is they’re both considered superficial injuries and they would be coded separately. If they’re in the

1 Aug, 2016

Why CRC Certification — Certified Risk Adjustment Course 2.0

Chandra: CRC Certification — For those of you who have been waiting for this course, we thank you so much for hanging in there with us. We wanted to make sure that this is the best course that we could possibly give you. And I love the statement at the top

27 Jul, 2016

CCO June 2016 Q&A Webinar Intro | FREE Medical Coding Webinar

Boyd: Welcome everybody to the Certification Coaching free medical coding webinar for June 2016. This is Boyd, your webmaster here at, along with Alicia Scott and Chandra Stephenson. Hello ladies, how are you doing today? Alicia: I’m doing great! Boyd: We’re looking forward to a great webinar once again. We do not

6 Jul, 2016

Which Credential is the Best After CPC? | Medical Coding Advice

Q: Which credential is the best after CPC? A: Let’s go through a thought process of what you want to talk to yourself about if you want to get a credential after the CPC. The first thing that I like to tell people is to remind them the CPC is a

27 Jun, 2016

ICD 10 Impact on Risk Adjustment | Risk Adjustment Training

ICD 10 Impact on Risk Adjustment Q: How have ICD -10-cm impacted risk adjustment conditions? Depression is an example. It will be important for the provider to mention the severity (mild, moderate, severe) or clinical status since in ICD-9-CM, Depression was coded out as 311, now maps to Major Depressive Disorder, Initial Episode,

28 May, 2016

ICD-10-PCS Code for ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Procedure)

Q: “I’m getting confused trying to code for ALIF in ICD-10-PCS. It seems so different from ICD-9-CM volume 3 codes.” A: It is very different. First thing we need to know is, what does ALIF stand for? ALIF is an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Procedure, and so, an additional question that