Earning a credential in the medical industry shows you are qualified at the highest levels of educational, professional, and ethical standards.
Organizations and employers prefer, and often require, qualified staff who have achieved and maintain these high standards. Qualification, certification, and continuing education show that you are committed to professionalism in your career and assure your employer and co-workers that you are fully qualified to properly handle patient information and perform complex tasks such as coding and billing.
Benefits of Certification (starting at just $197)
Improve your earning potential
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Position yourself for more opportunities in your career
Receive a professional certificate showing your qualification
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Includes annual renewal of ALL QPro certifications
12 QPro CEUs (provided at QProCon - FREE in 2018)
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QPro will grant the same certification earned through PHACS. If your PHACS certification is current, you do not need to retake a test to be granted the equivalent QPro certification.
QPro Members are required to have 12 CEUs each year to maintain certification. As a courtesy to PAHCS members, you may also apply any current CEUs to your QPro account, i.e. AAPC CEUs granted within the last 12 months.
In 2022 there were 159 new codes; the 2023 ICD-10-CM code update includes 1,176 new, 28 revised, and 287 deleted codes, a substantial change from last year. The 2023 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023, and for patient encounters from ...
CMS pays emergency department visits through a payment method using Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs). Most payers also use the APC reimbursement system; however, there may be some differences in payer policies (always review your specific payer policy). APCs are the primary type of payment made under the OPPS, comprising groupings ...
It has been said that the healthcare industry is notoriously slow in terms of technology adoption. One need only look at how convoluted medical coding and billing are to know that it needs a technology injection. Specifically, medical coding and billing software desperately needs artificial intelligence (AI).
Attention providers, suppliers, billers, and vendors who bill Durable Medical Equipment (DME) to Medicare! Currently, a supplier receives a signed Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN) from the treating physician or creates and signs a DME Information Form (DIFs); these are required to be sent with the claim.
However, this is about ...
Your practice has utilized the same medical billing software for years. The medical billing staff says it is time for a change. You don't necessarily disagree, but you also don't know where to begin your search for new software. There are so many vendors offering so many products that making sense of it all can be challenging.
Each year CMS publishes an Advance Notice of the upcoming years Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies and asks for comments related to it. Each of the comments are carefully reviewed and responded to and often are impactful to changes seen between the Advance Notice and final publication referred to as the Rate Announcement. With health equity as a primary focus for 2023, CMS announced some policy changes that may impact your organization.
Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) have gone back and forth on whether or not to use data collected from telehealth, virtual Care, and telephone (audio-only) encounters with Medicare beneficiaries for risk adjustment reporting, but the following published documents from CMS cleared that up once and for all by providing an answer to a question specifically related to this question.