12 Nov, 2019

2020 CPT Manual Yellow Dots Explained

Did you recently receive your 2020 CPT Manual with yellow dots all over it? Was it a misprint? Did you maybe receive a bad copy of your CPT Manual? Read more2020 CPT Manual Yellow Dots Explained

3 Aug, 2019

CCO FAQ: My AAPC Certification Exam is Scheduled… Now What?

This is actually something that people just don’t think about actually. They schedule, they go through their courses, they do whatever study it is to get ready for their exam and then they schedule the exam and then what’s next?

10 Nov, 2018

CCO FAQ: Which Medical Coding Certification to Get?

Another question we had is wondering about a certification. We actually get questions quite often about certifications, what should they do next? We probably have some past webinars and ideas about this. Q: “I am very interested in becoming a certified medical coder; however, I don’t know which certificate to study for. I have 34 years of outpatient hospital bill experience alone with some coding practice at a major hospital.”

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

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