7 Jun, 2018

Medical Coding for Lobar Pneumonia and Bronchopneumonia

Question: What is lobar pneumonia? Is right lower lobe (RLL) pneumonia coded as lobular pneumonia? Pneumonia is a common infection that affects the air sacs in one or both lungs. Unfortunately, when the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid, the infection can become quite serious and even fatal. The

24 May, 2018

Understanding ICD-10-PCS Root Operations

Learning the different code sets that we use can be a challenge at first. Yet when the light bulb goes off it becomes captivating. You enter a new world. The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System or ICD-10-PCS is unlike any other code set we have seen before.

9 May, 2018

How to Pass the CPC® Exam or Any Credential- The CCO Proven Process

CCO Education Director and Coach Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I, CRC One of the things we've learned here at Certification Coaching Organization (CCO) and also in the years that I've worked in medical coding is that people who want to get certified struggle with education and passing the CPC® exam. The CPC®

21 Mar, 2018

How Do I Start a Home-Based Medical Billing Business?

 Laureen: How do I start a home-based medical billing business? That one’s interesting to me because my background is, I started out as an occupational therapist and I ran a therapy practice for a number of years, and most of our clients were nursing homes. Then Medicare changed the way

7 Mar, 2018

How Long Does It Take to Get Certified as a Medical Biller?

 Coach Laureen: Let’s go to the next question here. How long does it take to get certified as a medical biller? As you can see, all the competencies that we try and cover in the medical billing course, it’s similar to our medical coding course. It takes about four to

25 Feb, 2018

January 2018 CCO Graduates, CPB, COC, CPMA, CRC and CPC Exam Passers

 “Success is not a destination but the road that you're on. Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That's living your dream.”  — Marlon Wayans   Congratulations to our new CCO graduates and January 2018 CPB, COC,

17 Feb, 2018

CPB Exam Strategies and Test Taking Tips

 Laureen: All right. We’ll hold onto them. Let’s talk about the CPB. That’s the Certified Professional Biller credential that is from the AAPC. The first person was asking about CPB exam strategies and test taking tips. Chandra - surprise, surprise - does hold that credential. Normally, what we like to

3 Feb, 2018

December 2017 CCO Graduates, CRC, CPB and CPC Exam Passers

 “The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.”  — Benjamin Disraeli   Congratulations to our new CCO graduates and December 2017 CRC, CPB and CPC Exam Passers!  You definitely were well-prepared when the opportunity to become certified medical coders knocked on your door.  What a great gift to yourselves and to