The Affordable Care Act

By Steve Adams, MCS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, PCS, FCS, COA The Affordable Care Act (ACA) added a section to the Social Security Act which specifies that the Secretary shall identify potentially “misvalued codes” by examining multiple codes that are frequently billed in conjunction with furnishing a single service. To correct what Medicare deems “misvalued codes,” they are expanding...

Need a New Employee? Ask Yourself These ...

By Mary Pat Whaley, FACMPE, CPC Adding an employee to any business takes some serious consideration. Regardless of whether you are replacing someone who left the company or you are adding an entirely new position, adding an employee is a serious commitment. At the point that you are ready to make an offer to a candidate, you have already invested labor and resources. In healthcare, most...