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Boost Staff Retention with These Practical Tips

1. July 2014

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Know how two facilities changed their tactics to improve staff retention! If your organization has seen a lot of attrition of late, you need to stop and ponder what could have gone wrong. Many organizations adopt one-size-fits all approaches…

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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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Headed to a Coding Conference? Give Yourself the Gift of Gab

3. June 2010

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Try these easy networking tips for shy people. Networking is high among conference attendees’ list of benefits. If your shyness might be preventing you from reaching out to fellow medical coders, pull yourself out of that corner and try these networking…

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Apply Time Management Tips to Tick Passing the CPC Exam Off Your List

21. May 2010

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Laureen’s tips will have turn that clock from foe into friend. We’ve all been there: the test, the paper, the ticking of that pesky clock. When it comes to the CPC exam, time management is of the utmost importance, because…

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Headbands Up: Auditors Review Notes Based on Service Date Regs

13. May 2010

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Just because Medicare cancelled out consult codes doesn’t mean that auditors won’t be looking at past consult claims. It’s your worst nightmare: Not only are you forced to recall poor fashion choices of the past, but you’re facing an audit.…

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Ways to Ace the Lesion Destruction Questions on the CPC Exam

8. April 2010

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We show you answer choices that you can quickly identify as ‘wrong, wrong, dead wrong. If studying for the lesion destruction questions on the Certified Professional Coder exam is well, destroying YOU, help is here! We’ve got ways to apply…

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CPC Exam Study Tip: Maternity Care & Delivery Coding

25. March 2010

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Think you know OB coding because you’ve done it before? Here’s one crucial difference between real life and the CPC exam. Warning: Your previous coding or billing experience can actually lead you astray on some CPC exam questions. So when…

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Teleconferencing Etiquette for Medical Coders

18. March 2010

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You may not notice these little habits that can trash your career. If you’re a medical coder who’s lucky enough to work from home, you may attend training sessions via teleconference. And, even if you work in an office you…

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EM Coding Basics for the CPC Exam

10. March 2010

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Here’s a nuts-and-bolts guide to the E/M section in your CPT maual. If you’re a lab, pathology, or radiology coder, the evaluation and management questions may have you re-evaluating whether you want to take the test in the first place.…

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Radiology Review for CPC Exam: Body Planes, Views & Positions

10. March 2010

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Image: Yassine Mrabet, Wikimedia Commons This handy glossary helps you ace terminology questions on the CPC exam. When coding diagnostic radiology, it’s very important to understand what position the patient…

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