Medical Coding – HCPCS and CPT codes | Disc Herniation vs Disc Degeneration – Video

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Q #16: Will there be at anytime HCPCS and CPT codes together A: Well, yes. I guess so. The only time you really use HCPCS codes is if you are doing Medicare. They’re the other ones that really like the HCPCS codes. CPT codes, well, yes they will because E/M codes are CPT codes. So, [...]

CPT Coding Guidelines – ICD-10 course – Video

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Q#25: The Guidelines: How do I quickly figure out the answers in the CPC test when there are multiple codes? A: We’ve answered this before. Alicia: Yup. There’s YouTube videos on that. Laureen: Yup. If you go to our site and you search on “multiple code answers” would be the phrase I would use. If [...]

CPC Exam – Job for Medical Coders – Video

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Q#10: I’m taking my CPC exam in April, do you know if I can use my CPT…? A: No, no, no. Alicia: No. Laureen: Do not use old manuals. Can you? Yes. Should you? No. Alicia: No. Laureen: You’re paying $300, why do you want to risk having to go take it again. And many, [...]

Slideshare: March 2014 Q&A Medical Coding Webinar

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The March 2014 Medical Coding Webinar Q & A from www.codingcertification.org discussed several Medical Coding topics of interest to medical coders including Adverse Effect – ICD-10-CM, Modifier 26, ICD-10 Atherosclerosis, Transport 99466, Burns, Gallbladder Ultrasound, Thyroid Profile, and an a coding example from Practicode. The highlights of CodingCertification.Org’s product line were discussed. Attendees’ questions on [...]

CPC Exam – Medical Coding Course Online – Video

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Q #35: Path and lab was not my best friend on the CPC exam. Can you guys focus a bit on that part. Thanks in advance. A: Laureen: Yeah, we can. We need specific questions if you want to ask about that, but I would recommend that you consider our CEU class on Path and [...]

Understanding Medical Billing and Coding – HITECH’s Impact on HIPAA

Understanding Medical Billing and Coding

                                HITECH’s Impact on HIPAA Laws HITECH is the Health Information Technology  for Economics and Clinical Health Act and was enacted in 2009.  HITECH basically makes the HIPAA laws, rules, and regulations stronger by creating rules regarding the privacy and security of  the transmission of electronic health information. For example, the HITECH act allows [...]

Online Medical Coding Classes – Video

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Q #29: Why do most employers mention or ask for AHIMA certification instead of an AAPC? A: Laureen: I don’t think that most employers do, it’s probably the type of jobs that you’re looking at are. In my area, in New Jersey, most of them want AAPC. So, I think it depends on your region, [...]

Online Medical Billing Coding – PCP’s and Managed Care

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In a managed care system the PCP (primary care provider) plays an important role.  The PCPs responsibility is to provide ongoing and continuous care for the usual patient encounter and to make decisions regarding the referral to other providers within the network for specialty services as needed that are medically necessary. The PCP is a [...]

Future of Medical Billing and Coding – Electronic Medical Records

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Some call it Electronic Medical Records while others call it electronic health records. They are both one in the same. EHR (Electronic Health Record)  is the term used to describe the software system of collecting patient information by different providers at different facilities about one patient and having it located in one place.  This is [...]

ICD-10-PCS Procedural Medical Coding Training Course – Video

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Ms. Alicia is going to be doing a new course on ICD-10-PCS, so we’re starting to get into the CCS side of things. She’s excited about doing that. That’s going to start in September, so be looking for more information on that. This is the procedural side of ICD-10 and that is not used by [...]