17 Aug, 2017

Are New ICD-10 and CPT Guidelines Included In Current AAPC Exams?

Are New ICD-10 and CPT Guidelines Included In Current AAPC Exams Transcript   Laureen: Here’s how it works when you cross the threshold into a new year. It’s our standing that the AAPC takes the exams that they’ve already invested many, many man/woman hours into vetting and creating for a good test

10 Aug, 2017

How Long Does the CPC-A Last? How Do I Remove It?

How Long Does the CPC-A Last? How Do I Remove It Transcript Chandra:  Stacey asked: “How long is the CPC-A Apprentice designation? Do you have to do any testing to take the apprentice designation off?” Assuming she’s talking about the apprentice designation through AAPC.     Laureen:  How long is it? The

3 Aug, 2017

Is Medical Coding and Billing a Career Where You Can Work From Home?

Is Medical Coding and Billing a Career Where You Can Work From Home Transcript Laureen: Absolutely! I was starting to write - Remote coding, when I first started to teach people and I would get asked this question a lot, I’d say, “You really need to do your time and work at

1 Aug, 2017

July 2017 CCO Graduates, CRC, CPMA, COC and CPC Exam Passers

 “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”  — Albert Schweitzer   Congratulations to our new CCO graduates and July 2017 CRC, CPMA, COC and CPC Exam Passers!  Your passion for medical coding has paid off.  Keep that passion

30 Jul, 2017

How Can You Increase Your Salary as a Medical Coder

How Can You Increase Your Salary as a Medical Coder Transcript Laureen:  The next question is a fun one: “How can I increase my salary as a medical coder?” We could say medical coder or medical biller, really. One way that I know of that all the salary survey show are

22 Jul, 2017

Comparing AAPC CIC and AHIMA CCS Exams

Comparing AAPC CIC and AHIMA CCS Exams Transcript Laureen:  Right. And you know what I want to do, I’m going to bump this question up because it’s related, asking about the CCS and CIC exams. The CCS is the AHIMA’s certified coding specialist exam.  To me, it’s one of the most

14 Jul, 2017

Can You Pass the CPC or CCS Exams Without a 2 or 4 Year Degree?

Can You Pass the CPC or CCS Exams Without a 2 or 4 Year Degree Transcript Laureen:  There are schools out there. AHIMA is very well known for, like the RHIT and their RHIA programs requiring you go to certain schools that are approved by them. I know when I went

7 Jul, 2017

When Do HCPCS Manuals Start Shipping?

Did you want to talk about that a little bit, Chandra? Chandra:  Sure! With the HCPCS manuals, typically we receive our HCPCS manuals right around Christmas time. The reason for that being most of the HCPCS code changes don’t come out until November. By the time they get them to a

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