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List of AAPC Credentials

The American Academy of Professional Coders has medical coding certifications for several types of credentials. Each organization offers several types of credentials, some parallel each other like the CPC and CCS, while other credentials may be unique to the organization. Credentials that you can obtain are as follows:

CPC-A: Certified Professional Coder, Apprentice

CPC: Certified Professional Coder

CPC-P: Certified Professional Coder – Payer

CPC-H: Certified Professional Coder – Hospital

CPC-I: Certified Professional Coder – Instructor

Specialty Medical Coding Credentials are as follows:

List of HCPCS Categories

The letters at the beginning of HCPCS Level II codes have the following meanings: A-codes (example: A0021): Transportation, Medical & Surgical Supplies, Miscellaneous & Experimental B-codes (example: B4034): Enteral and Parenteral Therapy C-codes (example: C1300): Temporary Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System D-codes: Dental Procedures E-codes (example: E0100): Durable Medical Equipment G-codes (example: G0008): Temporary Procedures & Professional Services H-codes (example: H0001):Continue Reading

Medical & Business Industry Leaders to follow

We get asked frequently on who is a good resource for a Medical Practice.  We have comprised a list [specific in some areas to the State of Texas as that is where our business originates from].  Below is a list that will help you get started if you are working or interested in the MedicalContinue Reading

How to control your Facebook News Feed

If you are like me, you have lots of Facebook Friends and you support the companies you do business with, your strategic business partners, and ones that relate to your industry or hobbies.  However, sometimes it seems like what you are seeing in your News Feed isn’t encouraging, helpful, or interesting.  What do you do?Continue Reading

Dilemmas with Friends on Social Media

Social Media is a great tool!  You can connect with people all over the world.  However, as with all tools, you have to ensure that you are using them to your best advantage. I get asked frequently how to handle “Friend Requests” on Facebook.  The friend terminology is sort of a loose term.  Friend onContinue Reading

Learning to do what You Love

This week, we posted a picture to encourage you in your Entrepreneurship Journey…it read:   Do What You Love Love What You Do   Today we ask you to consider: Are you doing what you love? Do you love what you do?   Are those the same things? For some people they are.  For someContinue Reading

Social Media Questions

Facebook is a main form of Social Media interaction today.  Everyone uses it for a different platform.  Some people are out to vent about their day.  Some people check in at every spot they go.  Some people never post, never like, never comment, never share, never seem alive.  Some people even have a generic profileContinue Reading

5 Keys to Establish You Know What You are Talking About

In order to create a rapport with your team, you need to establish a relationship with them that you know what you are talking about. Nobody wants to be taught from someone who “thinks” they know the right thing. It is pertinent that you have your data and facts in order and spend time understandingContinue Reading

8 Simple Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep

1. Exercise, but not after the early evening. 2. Don’t drink caffeine after 2 p.m. 3. Avoid late night eating or alcohol (but don’t go to bed hungry either!). 4. Don’t use electronic devices before sleeping. They stimulate the brain and the screen light acts like sunlight in the morning. 5. Don’t study, etc. inContinue Reading

ICD‐9 AND ICD‐10 Diagnosis Code Format and Differences

ICD‐9‐CM diagnosis codes vs ICD‐10‐CM diagnosis codes 3‐5 characters in length vs 3‐7 characters in length Approximately 14,000 codes vs Approximately 69,000 available codes First digit may be alpha (E or V) or numeric & Digits 2‐5 are numeric vs Digit one is alpha & Digits two and three are numeric & Digits 4‐7 areContinue Reading