Did you hear AAPC’s regional conference is scheduled for October 25 – 27 in Chicago, Illinois?
- Save $25 if you register by July 20.
- 2011 officers who qualify receive an additional discount (extra $100 off).
Mark your calendars with the date and avoid planning local events at the same time in an effort to allow members to participate. Please announce this event to your chapter members. Also, if you’d like to show off your chapter’s accomplishments at the Get to Know Your Local Chapter (G2KYLC) event, contact Judy Wilson for more details.
May 31st, 2012
Many of you have reported how successful your meetings have been this month and we look forward to hearing from more of you. Please send us your pictures and any great ideas you’d like to share; we want to pass the good news along to other officers for next year. And remember, the sign-in sheets are due to AAPC by June 4th if you wish to participate in the annual contest.
Attached is another great chapter newsletter template idea from former AAPCCA Board of Directors member, Freda Brinson. We heard from several of you last month who missed the May template. It was posted online in the “Chapter News” area of the “My Chapter” page on AAPC’s website and is still available there. These articles are always posted there.
Outsourcing is something most health care professionals will have to deal with at one time or another. Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC, AAPC’s Director of Education, recently spoke with Becker’s ASC Review on the topic of outsourcing billing.
“One of the biggest benefits of having an in-house billing department is when there is a problem, usually it is found and resolved quickly,” stated Jimenez. “Additionally, when the quality of documentation from providers is an issue, surgery centers can bring in their in-house billing staff to educate physicians about documentation issues. This is taking a proactive approach to help reimbursement on the back end.”
Read the full article here.
SALT LAKE CITY—May 29, 2012— AAPC (www.aapc.com), the leader in enabling the business side of medicine, announced the CPPM™ (Certified Physician Practice Manager) credential. This advanced certification with supporting training curriculum enables coders, office managers, and practice managers to validate their expertise in the non-clinical aspects of a physician’s practice.
“Small- to mid-sized practices have struggled for years to find qualified business managers at reasonable cost,” stated Dixon Davis, VP of practice management at AAPC. “AAPC’s practice management training and credentialing enables those with the years of experience to fill in their knowledge gap and meet the demands of a modern practice. Whether it’s revenue cycle management, compliance regulations, human resources, health information technology, or marketing, the CPPM™ training and credential will provide valuable knowledge for those hungry to push their career to the next level.”
Practice management professionals successful at passing the 200-question CPPM™ exam will have demonstrated proficiency in:
- Health care business process and workflow
- Fraud, abuse and corporate compliance
- Medical office accounting, physician reimbursement, and revenue cycle management
- Human resource management
- Marketing and business relationships
- HIPAA and data security
- Health IT, EMRs, and health information exchange
Options for CPPM™ exam preparation include a three month online practice management course, a course manual (for independent study), three day boot camps held periodically throughout the country, and a 50-question online practice exam.
For full details on the CPPM™ exam, please visit: http://www.aapc.com/certification/practice-manager-certification.aspx
AAPC (www.aapc.com) is the nation’s largest training and credentialing association for the business side of medicine, with more than 115,000 members representing physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer environments. AAPC certifications validate the knowledge and expertise of health care professionals in disciplines including medical coding, auditing, compliance, and practice management. AAPC offers the industry-leading Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO®), and Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM ™) credentials, along with more than 20 specialty-specific coding credentials. AAPC also provides a wide variety of continuing education, resources and networking opportunities.
May 29th, 2012