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  • Evaluation and Management Coding Top to Bottom

    December 10, 2014 • Coding and Billing

    Evaluation and Management coding is detailed. It requires steps that contain multiple smaller steps. It’s a lot like an onion—many layers and the potential to make you cry. Many of our students, perhaps even the majority, express frustration in learning the E&M process. Rubbing salt in the wound is the [...]

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  • The Benefits of an Online Medical Coding and Billing Training Program

    December 8, 2014 • Coding and Billing

    Medical coding and billing is one of the fastest growing healthcare professions in the country and is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants a stable, well-paying career. Advances in technology have also made online medical billing and coding training a great choice for this career. Let’s take a look [...]

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  • 2015 CPT Updates

    December 3, 2014 • Coding and Billing

    It is a well known fact that things change in the coding industry. Every year codes are revised, updated, deleted, inserted; and 2015 is no exception. For the upcoming year, there are over 500 CPT changes!  264 new codes, 143 deleted codes, 134 revised codes, and a few guidelines are [...]

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  • How Medical Coding and Billing Training Helps the Healthcare Industry

    December 1, 2014 • Coding and Billing

    There isn’t a single healthcare facility in the world that doesn’t rely on the services of medical coding and billing professionals. However, there are few people outside of healthcare who really understand what it is that these professionals do and why they need specialized training. What services do medical coders [...]

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  • Underdosing: A New Concept in ICD-10-CM

    November 26, 2014 • Coding and Billing

    The implementation of ICD-10-CM will bring with it many changes in the way we code common diagnoses. Along with those changes, ICD-10-CM will also introduce new concepts in coding that are designed to report circumstances that are not currently captured by the ICD-9-CM code classification. One of these important new [...]

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  • Social Media and Physician Practices

    November 19, 2014 • Coding and Billing

    In the August 2014 edition of Healthcare Business Monthly, there is an article that addresses social media and physician practices. The article starts out by saying, “Social media can be an exciting and valuable tool when used wisely; however, it can also put a practice at risk. If you haven’t [...]

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  • New Modifiers to Supplement 59

    November 12, 2014 • Coding and Billing

    CMS announced four new modifiers that will go into effect January 5, 2015.  These modifiers are to be used in lieu of modifier 59, Distinct Procedural Service.  The new modifiers provide more specificity and will help to identify the different sub-sets of instances where modifier 59 is traditionally used. The [...]

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  • Dear Coding Support: Calming the Final Exam Panic

    November 5, 2014 • Coding and Billing

    Dear Coding Support, I am going back through the coding modules to study for the final.  I am causing myself to second guess everything.  I am stressing and self-doubting. There are knots in my stomach, and a voice in my head keeps saying, “It will be ok,” but then another [...]

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  • Infographic: Medical Coding Career Paths

    October 29, 2014 • Coding and BillingMilitaryReferral BlogCareer Step

    Just because you want to get trained and working quickly doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice career advancement later on. Medical coding and billing is a great career option if you’re looking for something that will let you start working without needing a degree, but still has plenty of opportunities [...]

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  • From Education to Medical Coding: Nicole Turkington

    October 29, 2014 • Coding and BillingMilitary

    My name is Nicole Turkington, and I’m a recent graduate of the Medical Coding/Billing program from Career Step. I live in a small town in Wisconsin where I taught at two rural elementary schools in the last five years. I wasn’t happy with the way the education system was heading, [...]

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