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Latest articles

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare - A Medical Coder's Perspective
December 26th, 2023 - Aimee Wilcox
We constantly hear how AI is creeping into every aspect of healthcare but what does that mean for medical coders and how can we better understand the language used in the codeset? Will AI take my place or will I learn with it and become an integral part of the process that uses AI to enhance my abilities? 
Specialization: Your Advantage as a Medical Coding Contractor
December 22nd, 2023 - Find-A-Code
Medical coding contractors offer a valuable service to healthcare providers who would rather outsource coding and billing rather than handling things in-house. Some contractors are better than others, but there is one thing they all have in common: the need to present some sort of value proposition in order to land new clients. As a contractor, your value proposition is the advantage you offer. And that advantage is specialization.
Changes to COVID-19 Vaccines Strike Again
December 12th, 2023 - Aimee Wilcox
According to the FDA, CDC, and other alphabet soup entities, the old COVID-19 vaccines are no longer able to treat the variants experienced today so new vaccines have been given the emergency use authorization to take the place of the old vaccines. No sooner was the updated 2024 CPT codebook published when 50 of the codes in it were deleted, some of which were being newly added for 2024.
Updated ICD-10-CM Codes for Appendicitis
November 14th, 2023 - Aimee Wilcox
With approximately 250,000 cases of acute appendicitis diagnosed annually in the United States, coding updates were made to ensure high-specificity coding could be achieved when reporting these diagnoses. While appendicitis almost equally affects both men and women, the type of appendicitis varies, as dose the risk of infection, sepsis, and perforation.
COVID Vaccine Coding Changes as of November 1, 2023
October 26th, 2023 - Wyn Staheli
COVID vaccine changes due to the end of the PHE as of November 1, 2023 are addressed in this article.

Editors choice articles

Correct Place of Service Codes are Not that Big of a Deal!
August 2nd, 2022 - Chris Woolstenhulme

PCS Coding for Ankle Fracture - Look Deeper Into the Codes!
May 25th, 2021 - Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS

Coding Lesions and Soft Tissue Excisions
April 29th, 2021 - Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS

COVID-19 Vaccines
March 10th, 2021 - Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS

Not Following the Rules Costs Chiropractor $5 Million
September 1st, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research

Is COVID-19 Causing Risk Adjustment “Gotcha’s”?
August 27th, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research

To do a complete exam - you must include the following:
August 26th, 2020 - Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS

Health Care Fraud - Don’t Do It!
July 31st, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS

Pre-op visits: True or False?
December 29th, 2015 - Codapedia Editor

Billing Incident to Services-Whose Number Should Be Used?
December 29th, 2015 - Seth Canterbury, CPC, ACS-EM


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