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How to Become a Home Health Aide in Massachusetts

How to Become a Home Health Aide in Massachusetts (Requirements & Schools)

This guide will explain what you need to do in order to become a home health aide in the State of Massachusetts. Article Table of Contents1 Ideal Candidate2 Education, Training, and Certification in Massachusetts3 Employment and Salary Details in Massachusetts4 Other Information Ideal Candidate The first step on this career path is…

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What Are the Different Types of Medical Coding Classification Systems?

What Are the Different Types of Medical Coding Classification Systems?

There are two common medical coding classification systems that are in use. They include the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The ICD is an international system that classifies the mortality and morbidity statistics. More than 100 countries use it. This system is used in…

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The CPC Apprentice Program

The CPC Apprentice Program

When taking a CPC examination, it isn’t only about completing it with a passing score of 70% or higher. To obtain a certification from the AAPC, you need at least two years of experience in the field. It seems like because of this, new coders wouldn’t be taking the CPC…

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How to Find an AHIMA Program in Your State

How to Find an AHIMA Program in Your State

The AHIMA or American Health Information Management Association has been operating in the health information management area for 90 years. This organization is recognized globally and involves highly skilled health information management professionals. They advance health informatics and develop guidelines for the medical coding and billing areas, leading the way…

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What Are the Medical Coding Certification Requirements?

What Are the Medical Coding Certification Requirements?

By researching the requirements for medical coding certification, you have already taken the first step to a successful career. Today, employers are seeking candidates with a solid educational background and relevant experience because the field is getting more complex, competitive, and demanding. With a medical coding certification, you will have…

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Try Medical Billing

Try Medical Billing

In this article, we’re going to take a look at medical billing in the real world. Below, there are a few examples of how you can create claims. Example 1 We’re going to use the same example as we did for the medical coding. After examining the patient and conducting…

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Working in the Medical Billing and Coding Industry

Working in the Medical Billing and Coding Industry

Now is a good time to consider a career in the medical billing and coding industry. The health care system in America is modernizing as a significant part of the population is retiring. So the demand for health care professionals who can process data is increasing. As the Bureau of…

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Insurance and the Insurance Claims Process

Insurance and the Insurance Claims Process

In the American economy, healthcare is one of the fastest-growing sectors. Almost $8,000 per year per capita Americans spend on healthcare, and a large portion of that money is spent on health insurance. Article Table of Contents1 How Health Insurance Works2 Indemnity3 Managed Care3.1 Health Management Organization (HMO)3.2 Preferred Provider…

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How Do I Become Certified?

How Do I Become Certified?

If you are interested in medical coding and billing or you want to advance your current medical coding or billing career, you can consider obtaining certification. Professionals who hold certifications have more benefits, such as increased salary and job opportunities. Depending on the level of education you’re seeking, certification programs…

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How Do I Start a Home-Based Medical Billing Business?

How Do I Start a Home-Based Medical Billing Business?

The idea of being self-employed is very empowering. But as with any new business, you should consider some things before launching your business. You need to understand your options and how a home-based work will fit with your goals and needs. The first step to the right decision is learning…

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HCPCS Modifiers

HCPCS Modifiers

HCPCS modifiers work similarly to CPT modifiers. These code sets are so similar that you can often use modifiers from one code set with another. For instance, the -LT modifier in the HCPCS code set is often used in the CPT codes to describe a bilateral procedure that was only…

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Demand for Medical Billers and Coders

Demand for Medical Billers and Coders

The demand for medical coders and billers is high in today’s market. You don’t need a degree for either position, however, you need to obtain professional certification from the AAPC or the American Health Information Management Association. The AAPC also provides certifications for professional medical billers on their website, which…

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How Can I Get a Medical Billing and Coding Internship?

How Can I Get a Medical Billing and Coding Internship?

Finishing an internship while taking courses in medical billing or coding is an excellent option for students. It allows them to gain knowledge and experience necessary for the new job once they get the certification. It’s important to remember that most internships are unpaid. Their payoff is the experience they…

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Try Medical Coding

Try Medical Coding

The following scenarios, coding examples, and medical reports are theoretical. Some were simplified for space while others are included only as teaching examples. Example 1 Let’s begin with a quite straightforward visit to a doctor. So, the patient is in his late 20s and visits this doctor for the first…

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Understanding Commercial Health Insurance

Understanding Commercial Health Insurance

Commercial health insurance is issued by private companies and non-governmental organizations. Government-sponsored health insurance is usually available for specific groups of people, such as senior citizens, disabled people, people with low income, current military members and their families, veterans, members of Native-American tribes federally recognized. Government-sponsored insurance includes Medicare, Medicaid,…

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Medicare, Medicaid and Billing

Medicare, Medicaid and Billing

Just like billing private payers, billers should send claims to Medicaid and Medicare. These are similar claims to those they send to private third-party payers. There are some notable exceptions, though. Since these programs are high-volume government payers, billers should send claims directly to Medicaid and Medicare. It means that…

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Understanding Health Insurance

Understanding Health Insurance

Health insurance is one of the essential investments we make. Injuries, diseases, and other medical incidents can be extremely expensive if they require hospital visits or surgery. Securing health coverage is the only way to be sure you aren’t stuck with enormous medical bills that you have to cover out-of-pocket….

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