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How to Hire the Right Billing Manager

18. July 2014

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Ask the candidate for credentials, education and about her goals for your practice. With the increasingly restrictive Medicare regulations and declining reimbursements, it’s important for practices to hire top-notch billing managers now more than ever. Effective billing

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CEU Helper: Achieve Your CEU Goals as You Read Articles

17. June 2014

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You can use the coding newsletter you read to earn up to 24 AAPC CEUs quickly and easily. If you are a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), you know that each year…

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Keep Your Eye on ICD-10, CMS Says

3. June 2010

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Putting learning ICD-10 off? CMS wants you to take preparation seriously. While some practices have tucked ICD-10 readiness into the backs of their minds, CMS wants to keep it on the forefront of yours. Although the ICD-10 utilization deadline isn’t…

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Speed Up New Patient Data Capture With 5 Tips

21. May 2010

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A smart registration process can prevent claim-submission headaches. If you’re trying to grow your practice, you’ll need to have a logical, simple form to obtain data from your new patients. Not only is a new patient form valuable for gathering…

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Avert Disaster: Keep Your Eyes Off Patient Medical Records

13. May 2010

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Would you be awestruck if a movie star came into your hospital? Don’t let that cloud your judgment. Spotted: Young Hollywood starlet known for living life in the fast lane entering your facility. Along with what she’s wearing, you might…

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Medical Coders: What’s Your EQ?

8. April 2010

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Want to find out your own EQ? We’ve got the link to a quick, free test. If you think the only thing powering your medical coding career is brain smarts, think again. Turns out that researchers think your ‘emotional intelligence’…

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Rate Your On-the-Job E-Mail Protocol

24. March 2010

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Sure, e-mail is a common form of professional communication these days, but do you use the medium well? Find out by asking yourself these questions: “How do I greet and close my messages?” You should always use a greeting in…

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Ditch These 4 Unprofessional Email Habits

24. March 2010

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And don’t make this career-limiting move. You may interact with your clinicians and back office colleagues in person, but they also get to know you — and judge your performance — over less immediate interactions like email, project management software, and…

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Teaching Clinicians About Medical Coding? Read This First.

18. March 2010

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Steer clear of PowerPoint poison with these tips. For many, the invention of PowerPoint was a gift from the presenter gods. But watch out, because if you don’t use PowerPoint properly, you could be setting yourself up for…

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Top 3 Signs You’re Overwhelmed at Work

10. March 2010

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Use these techniques to take control and become more productive at your medical coding job. You’re not a superhero, and yet you feel like you have to move faster than a speeding bullet to keep up with the competing priorities…

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