Do I Need An Associate's Degree To Become A Medical Coder?

Jan 15, 2018  · Laureen: Yup. Anything you wanted to add on any of these questions, Lori? Lori: I do think AAPC scares a lot of people with their “you must have an associate’s degree“. They put that on almost all of the credentials. “We recommend that you have an associate’s degree. Laureen: They recommend. Lori: Yeah. It’s recommended, but a lot of people are like, “Oh, do I have to have that?

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Risk Adjustment (HCC) Resource List

Posted: (52 years ago) The Science of HCC Documentation and Coding . HCC On Demand Presentations Available on AAPC. HCC Coding by Susan Wayat 7/20/2011. HCC Coding and Documentation: A Coders View by Susan Wyatt, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I 1/23/13. HCC Coding and Documentation: A Doctors View by James Tayor, MD, CPC 11/16/13. HCC and Risk Adjustment by Brian Boyce, COC, CPC-I ...

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AAPC or AHIMA Certification — Which Is Better?

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 26, 2012  · Entry level credentials, the AAPC has the CPCA for apprentice and AHIMA has the CCA. Cost of the exam: AAPC charges $399 and you must be a member. AHIMA charges $299 for members, $399 for non-members so pretty much they are the same. What is different is that the number of exam attempts per fee. AAPC lets you have two whereas AHIMA you only get ...

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What Are CCI Edits and Why They Were Created?

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 12, 2012  · So why were these CCI edits created? To prevent unbundling of services, for example, my famous example that I always use, an exploratory laparotomy, where they use an incision, laparo means abdomen so they are cutting into the abdomen maybe to look around and see what’s wrong to diagnose something but they are not really fixing anything, they are not doing any surgery so if you bill …

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Coding Modifiers OB and OA - Video - CCO - Courses, Exam ...

Posted: (52 years ago) And the reason they don’t exist is because it says right there: The addition of more than 100 molecular pathology codes to the 2012 code set. So, they got rid of this at the end of 2011. There’s still more codes to the 2013 CPT. Again, it’s also the rapidly evolving science of …

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Dream Almost Fulfilled | Medical Coding Certification Forums

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 20, 2015  · Shortly thereafter, I received an offer for a job. It is only part time and I'm still looking for a full time job. I am hopeful that will happen soon. Now, for the really big news! One of the colleges I researched during my unemployment offers a Health Information Technology program (Associate in Science).

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Medical Auditing — Growing Career Path for Medical Coders

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 02, 2015  · Medical Auditing Salary. According to PayScale, most medical coding auditors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $54K annually. Pay generally varies between $34K and $74K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience.

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FREE COC Practice Exam from CCO — Download NOW!

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 22, 2016  · FREE COC Practice Exam – GET IT NOW! Laureen: This is where we wanted to announce that, thank you. Ruth Sheets, who is on our team, works very hard at creating our mock board exams. She‘s finished the first COC practice exam and the first one is free! So, if you’re working toward that credential, check it out; that will help you see if ...

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Why would you need to know Wound Care Coding?

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 08, 2015  · That’s a science in and of itself. There are particular spider bites that work really well in the healing and it does the opposite for another type of venom, so it’s really cool to learn that. If you get a chance, go visit a wound care clinic and have them talk about …

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Medical Coding From Home Case Study: June Denker

Posted: (52 years ago) They needed someone to fill in and that was fun. It gave me variety of going to different offices. But I really didn’t feel I was doing my best work. And so I went over and I took the coding at the community college again and they had a lady who is the head coder for the Oregon Health Sciences and she did a great job.

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COC Practice Exam - CCO - Courses, Exam Prep & CEUs for ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The best COC® practice exams should be able to fully prepare its examinee for the real medical outpatient exam. It’s critical that important topics and questions are clearly laid out so examinees are not surprised on the day of the exam. The AAPC COC® exam is 150 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 5 hours and 40 minutes or less.

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ICD 10 CM Disorders of the Eye and Adnexa – Glaucoma ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The optic nerve goes into the back of the eye; visual pathway – come through the iris and it bounces off the back. H49-H52 – disorders of ocular muscles, binocular movement, accommodation, and refraction. That’s a mouthful. H53-H54 – visual disturbances and blindness. H55-H57 – other disorders of eye and adnexa (extensions of an organ).

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Free COC Online Practice Exam - CCO - Courses, Exam Prep ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Free COC Practice Exam. This 50-Question Free COC Practice Exam was created by Laureen Jandroep and the certified team of medical coders at Certification Coaching Organization, LLC. It will help test your exam readiness for the official AAPC COC® certification exam. Free 50 Question COC Practice Exam with real “exam-like” questions.

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