Benefits of Medical Billers Online Learning

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As a medical billing instructor, I am frequently asked if online learning is sufficient or the best way to learn medical billing. Many people going into the medical billing career are adults that already have jobs and are re-training for a better career path. Online education has a lot of  benefits over the traditional classroom […]

Cardiac Medical Coding – Knowledge for Medical Coding Part 2 – Video

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Now that we’ve learned more about the heart, Part 2: Circulation, Arteries and Veins, let’s get into that. Can you tell I like this? I really do. I learned this at a young age and it stuck with me. This scary guy right here, not Boyd, but this picture. I noticed Boyd popped up back […]

What’s So Great About ICD-10 for Medical Billing Students?

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I am asked by my medical billing students what is so great about ICD-10 and why do we NEED to change to it. It’s a valid question for a new student to ask. With all the talk about ICD-10 implementation one should understand why we, as a country, need to update to ICD-10. ICD-10 benefits […]

Cardiac Knowledge for Medical Coding – Part 1 – Video

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Alicia: Now, this is a very fun section. I have to tell you I really like cardiac and I really like anatomy. I like terminology and I like the physiology of the disease process and stuff. That’s why I like ICD-9 and ICD-10. It’s what I do. There have been several requests coming in for […]

Long Term Care – Does Health Insurance Policy Cover it?

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Long term care as in nursing home care  is not really covered by traditional medical insurance policies. Medicare benefits only cover short term or basic care. If a plan member needs to spend many months, or even years, in a nursing home, they will quickly exhaust  their Medicare benefits. Supplements or Medicare Advantage plans usually mirror the benefits of the […]

Medical Terminology and Anatomy for Medical Billers

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Is it important for medical billers to know medical terminology and anatomy? The answer is “yes.”  Many medical billing programs will have medical terminology/anatomy courses available to add-on to the program. Some program don’t include this training because some who sign up for medical billing courses may already work in the medical field and do […]

Certified Professional Medical Auditor CEU’s – Physical CEU Certificate – Video

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Alicia: CPMA CEUs Q: This is a question for the monthly question and answer webinar. I am scheduled to take the CPMA exam in December and wondered how difficult it is to find CEUs to keep the accreditation. Thanks. A: This is something to consider, it’s very smart of you to be proactive and think […]

Medical Coding Course Graduates | CCO Recent Graduates – Video

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Alicia: We want to give a shoutout to several people that recently passed certifications. These are students or customers of ours. Cynthia Miller passed her CCS on 8/27. Jean May passed the CPC 8/23. Kartika – I am sorry, but I am not going to be able to say your name, I could never say […]

Cardiologists Medical Coding 33206 – 33208 – Video

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This is a really good slide, too. It’s titled 33206-33208. Laureen: Pacemakers. Alicia: Yeah, pacemakers. Q: A cardiologist implants a new pacemaker (doesn’t matter how many leads) and has a general surgeon create the pocket, puncture the vein for the leads, and close the pocket. The cardiologist does all the rest of the work. Would […]

Attestations | Requirements for Medical Billing and Coding

Requirements for Medical Billing and Coding

Quick EMR Documentation Fix’s May Create Risk  Ever hear about payments being retracted by a payer over a non-attested or unsigned clinic and/or operative reports? It happens more often than many may realize. Easily overlooked but should be on the priority list, to ensure a service, be it an operative or clinic encounter (E/M), is […]