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Tips to Sidestep Problem Payers & Boost Your Billing Career

3. July 2014

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If you are getting incorrect denials, check the denial reasons the payer is providing you on your EOBs.   If you are a biller, you have most likely faced problem payers who can wreak havoc on your billing and practice’s…

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How To Make The Jump To Upper Management

3. June 2010

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Avoid getting stuck in the non-management rut. Are you ready to take the next step in your medical coding career, but you’re not sure how to grab your boss’s attention and show him you’re ready for upper management? No problem.…

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Want to be a Coding Superhero? Become an Expert

21. May 2010

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If you’re baffled by something, admitting it may impress your colleagues. You’re surrounded by experts, including medical experts, billing experts and management experts. But you’re an expert too. Sharing your expertise with others is an art form in itself. Some…

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How to Climb the Corporate Ladder

13. May 2010

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These five proven ways will really impress your boss and land you a raise. Have you ever asked yourself, “I love my job but would like to begin moving up within our office structure. How can I get noticed by…

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How EMR Changes Your Medical Coding Career

5. April 2010

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What will you do without a superbill? What will you do? Some coders I know are a little scared of the changes that electronic medical records are bound to bring to their jobs. But there’s no reason to be…

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Be a Reimbursement Hero: Learn How Health Reform Affects Your Practice

25. March 2010

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Your doctors are depending on you to get your practice on board with the new payment incentives. As Vice President Joe Biden so eloquently put it, the passage of the health care reform bill this past week really is ……

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CPC Exam Training: Steer Clear of Unbundling Mistakes That Lead to Wrong Answers

18. March 2010

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Mark these 3 crucial phrases in your CPT manual and cruise to the correct answer. Last week, a reader who’s preparing to take the CPC exam this May asked me to tackle unbundling, and to…

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Smart Tips for New Coding & Billing Managers

2. March 2010

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Recently promoted or hired as a manager or supervisor? Congratulations are in order, followed by some good advice on how to make your mark in your new position. As a new manager, know that your employees follow your behaviors closely;…

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Thinking of Going Back to School? Read This First

24. February 2010

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Which is better? A coding certification or a college degree? We hear from lots of medical coders and billers who are going to school part-time while they work a full-time job. They might be pursing a college degree in Health…

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Want To Become a Certified Professional Coder? Read These Exam Tips

17. February 2010

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Peace, Love & CPT Coding guru shares 4 tips for passing the CPC exam. Last week, we talked with Pamela Biffle CPC, CPC-I, CHCC, CHCO, who gave us

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