14 Dec, 2019

Diabetes Mellitus DM Coding Tips for the CPC Exam

Let’s talk about the "DM" code. This is going to be the basis of most of your training for diagnosis codes. You’re going to convert everything. Almost every example to be given out of your diagnosis code are in diabetes. All of the guidelines and stuff seem to revolve around diabetes

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.”

28 Jul, 2018

CCI, NCCI, PTP, MUE and Add-on Code Edits Explained

Video Transcript Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to this week’s episode of Did You Know. This week on Did You Know we’re gonna talk about CCI and NCCI edits. We’re going to cover quite a bit of information as we look at this. What You’ll Learn We’re going to talk about what

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®