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Common Coder Acronyms
February 23, 2011, No Comments

CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist-Physician) – AHIMA credential for coders for providers similar to CPC. Other AHIMA ...

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Expert/Professional/Standard. What Should You Choose?
October 29, 2010, No Comments

Many students as well as experienced coders are inquiring about the difference between Standard, Professional and Expert ...

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Questions about ICD-9, HCPCS and CPT
October 14, 2010, No Comments

What do CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS stand for? CPT – Current Procedural Terminology ICD-9 – International Classificatio ...

ICD-9 Guidelines
October 11, 2010, No Comments

Official guidelines for ICD-9 book are developed by CMS with help of AHA, AHIMA, and NCHS. They consist of specific guid ...

Color Coding
September 29, 2010, No Comments

Not all codes in coding system are as precise and clear as medical coders want them to be.  Most of them are clear, but ...

Coding updates
August 23, 2010, No Comments

The season of changes is coming and everyone in the coding community should prepare now. Annual code revision requires a ...

Dates You Need the Books
July 16, 2010, No Comments

New codes set books are a necessary annual acquisition for physician groups and hospitals. In order for medical coders t ...

Important Coding Book Characteristics
July 2, 2010, No Comments

Coding book choices can be overwhelming and confusing. To aid in selecting a book that meets your needs, consider the fo ...

Why use Procedural Coding Expert vs. CPT
June 18, 2010, No Comments

Procedural coding is the process of applying codes to different kinds of medical services including surgical and diagnos ...

Spiral Bound Coding Books
June 16, 2010, No Comments

All publishers try to make coding books user-friendly. It includes not only inside features that make coding easier, but ...