By Renee Dustman
Jun 1st, 2014
[Added Edge] Cultivate communication with your physician. By Suzan (Berman) Hauptman, MPM, CPC, CEMC, CEDC Let’s talk about the relationship coders have with their physicians. Physician and coder communication is vital to that relationship; yet, we of...
Mar 1st, 2013
By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, RCC, RMC Be ready if a hospital employment opportunity arises in a facility near you. In our changing health care environment, there may come a time when you need to...
Sep 1st, 2012
After the 2012 AAPC National Conference, a question was presented to AAPC’s Legal Advisory Board: Q: I recall a question and discussion at AAPC’s National Conference in Las Vegas about the coder/consultant who is aware of an overpayment. It seemed to ...
Mar 29th, 2012
For some, having coding credentials and experience isn’t enough to guarantee a job in a physician’s office. It may require a good credit history, too. In 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission conducted a public meeting to ...
May 1st, 2010
By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC In the spring of 2003, Columbia/HCA agreed to pay $631 million in civil penalties and damages for filing false claims to Medicare, along with an additional $250 million to resolve overpayment issues. Several years ear...