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Breaking down Evaluation and Management 2021 with Betty Hovey

Life as a Coder

Breaking down Evaluation and Management 2021 with Betty Hovey

Life as a Coder

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Know your EOB and Denial Codes
Do you struggle with EOB Language and Denial Codes? Do you know how to understand the NCCI Manual or how to use an Encoder? All of these things are crucial to understand as a coder or a biller. If you are a Office Manager or Physician you will also enjoy listening. Reach out to us if your clinic would like to look at our Data Analytic tools to streamline for practice flow and maximize payment EOB Breakdown Common Denial Codes Reviewing the NCCI Manual Be encoder Savvy Learn from Industry leaders at our 2022 Virtual Conferences Feb 12,2022 we come together with Experts Shannon Deconda CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC, CEMA, CMPM, CRTT and Betty Hovey BSHAM CCS-P IP CPC COC CPMA CPCD CPB CPC-I as we learn more about the Reimbursement challenges for OBGYN Services Visit www.OBGYNsummit.com and check out our Upcoming events on Eventbrite Earn a CEU if you are an All Access or VIP member at www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder
55:27
November 24, 2021
The Anatomy of the Medical Coding Career
Today I will be talking about my career path and how to navigate your career path in a similar way. I give you my take on the main Coding Certifying Industries AAPC® and AHIMA®. I am certified in both and I love them both for what they offer to help coders and billers. Lets discuss: Options for CPC-A CPC or CCS? Other Career Options Technology and Coders Maintaining a positive attitude To obtain a CEU for this episode please join our Patreon squad at www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder Check out our upcoming Conferences at Eventbrite Visit our website to sign up for our CPC Course starting 1/3/22 at www.cpccoder.org
47:24
November 17, 2021
Bonus: Maternity Global Billing and Anesthesia
Listen to our Bonus Episode of Life as a Coder featuring the one and only Kimberly Jolivette Williams CPC CPB CPMA CANPC CCC CEMC as we discuss Maternity Billing and Anesthesia. There will be 1 CEU available for All Access and VIP Patreon Squad members. Join at www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder
57:06
November 6, 2021
Interview with Tech Giant Bettina Hein
Join me as I Interview Bettina Hein. Bettina Hein is a serial software entrepreneur that has built technology companies in both Europe and the United States. She is most recently the founder of digital health startup juli, her third software company. She is also the founder of Pixability, a video advertising company in Boston. Prior to Pixability, Bettina co-founded SVOX, the Swiss-based speech technology company which was acquired by Nuance Communications (NUAN) for $125 million. Bettina has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, L’Oreal NEXT Generation Award, and The Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award.” Bettina holds an MS degree from MIT, a law degree from the University of Constance, and a business degree from the University of St. Gallen. Bettina holds two software patents and is the co-author of Video Marketing for Dummies. She is also a “shark” on the Swiss version of Shark Tank called “Höhle der Löwen Schweiz.” https://www.juli.co/
24:17
October 27, 2021
Spinal Fusion Coding CPT and PCS
Spinal Fusion coding can be complex especially if we do not understand Spinal Anatomy, Coding Guidelines and Payer Requirements. CMS and AMA can differ in their interpretation of documentation and bundling of Laminectomy and Arthrodesis. Do you understand all the elements of an  Arthrodesis Procedure. Lets Talk about it: Spine Anatomy Arthrodesis Components Bundled Procedures Co Surgery PCS Guidelines for Fusion Leave a message https://anchor.fm/jennifer-mcnamara8/message
43:58
October 20, 2021
Global Billing, Modifiers and GI Examples 1 CEU
Modifiers can be confusing since we have so many of them. There are CPT® modifiers and Payer specific ones to navigate through. Today we will focus in the most commonly used ones with the Global Package and how to know when to apply them We will pick on the 59 modifier and give examples of GI procedures that are commonly denied and how to interpret the 59 modifier or X Modifiers.  Modifier Purpose   Global Modifiers   Surgery vs E/M Modifiers   Modifier 59 and GI Denials  Helpful Links:  59 Modifier for GI CMS  Modifier 53 for Colonoscopy  NCCI Manual Chapter 6 Digestive CMS Proper Use of Modifiers 59 & –X{EPSU}  Join our Upcoming Specialty Conferences and Events in 2022 on Eventbrite Earn CEUS for Listening and Become a Patreon Squad Member: www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder Leave a message  https://anchor.fm/jennifer-mcnamara8/message
47:19
October 13, 2021
Getting to Know your ICD10-CM Manual and No surprise Billing
As a Coder or Biller it is very important that we all understand the proper use of our Coding Manuals as the improper use of them can impact claims payment and increase denials of we do not follow the guidelines. The more we understand the manual and how it can help us, the more efficient we can be. We will discuss: Introduction Code Structure Symbols and Colors Appendices Section Tips No Surprise Billing and OON Negotiations We have some helpful links below to help you navigate ICD10-CM 2022 Official Guidelines No Surprise Billing CMS
48:22
October 6, 2021
Bonus: Coding with Authority and Orthopedic Reminders 1 CEU
In this episode we will talk about coding with Authority and the importance of using the right resources when we do research and when we educate physicians. We will also talk about some items to remember when coding for Orthopedic Services directly from our 2021 NCCI Manual from CMS. Know the Authoritative sources for coding and reimbursement Know when changes happen and keep up to date Getting to know the NCCI Manual Chapter 4 Coding reminders for Arthroscopy and other reminders Here are some helpful Link so you can do research on your own: 2021 NCCI Manual Chapter 4 E/M Services Guide CMS Complying With Medical Record Documentation Requirements Documentation Matters Toolkit HCPCS Quarterly Updates CMS Orthopedic ICD10-CM Join us for our Upcoming Events on Eventbrite! Register  Earn CEUS each month for upcoming episodes by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder
51:02
September 23, 2021
Prior Authorization Transparency and Effectiveness
Learn the importance of Prior Authorizations and how to protect your practice revenue as well as help ensure your patients are taken care of. We will discuss: Common Pitfalls Need for Communication Written policies Staff education  Check out AuthParency for an amazing Tool and Platform to organize your Prior Authorizations Contact me for more Info Join us for our Upcoming Events on Eventbrite! Register  Earn CEUS each month for upcoming episodes by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder
20:58
September 15, 2021
Keep your Eye on Ophthalmology and Optometry Reimbursement 1 CEU
Ophthalmology and Optometry Coding and Billing has its own little niche that has many areas to be aware of: Coding and Billing CPT/ICD10-CM Injections EM vs Ophthalmic Eye Codes Surgical Coding Complexity New Codes 2022 Prior Auth  Cornea Transplant with ASC  E&M or Eye Codes? How to Choose Which to Use Eye Code Checklist Coding Complex Cataract Surgery Cornea Transplant Info Glaucoma Coding for Stents Diabetes ICD10-CM Decision Tree Join us for Virtual Healthcare Summit 2021 this weekend 9/10-9/12/21 20+CEUS with 15 Industry Leaders: www.ozarksummit2021.com Use code Welcome10 for 10% off
46:21
September 8, 2021
Breaking down Evaluation and Management 2021 with Betty Hovey
We want to introduce our special Guest Betty Hovey Of Compliant Healthcare Solutions. She has over 30 years in the healthcare field, working with small and large facilities. Betty worked for Karen Zupko & Associates as a senior health care consultant performing audits; speaking at conferences; and providing onsite physician, coder, and other staff education. She also worked for AAPC as the Director of ICD-10 Education and Training. She co-authored manuals and presentations, held training sessions and gave presentations nationwide on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. She also managed and educated the 45 ICD-10 expert trainers for AAPC. She served as a member of the national advisory board for AAPC from 2004-2007 and was an officer on the board from 2005-2007. She is currently a Council member on the AHIMA national Council for Excellence in Education, a Board member on Quality MD, and Board member of the Editorial Board for BC Advantage. We will Break down the 2021 Changes and how to use the Guidelines to interpret documentation. ● Data Section Interpretation ● Physician Education ● Risk Documentation I also encourage you to follow her on Linkedin and Network with her: Betty A Hovey, BSHAM, CCS-P, CDIP, CPC, COC, CPMA, CPCD, CPB, CPC-I Visit her website: www.CHCS.consulting Join her at Virtual Healthcare summit for her Discussion with me on CCS Exam preparation and CDI Integrity Buy Tickets
54:29
September 1, 2021
Bonus: Risk Adjustment Exam Tips 1 CEU
We will review the different areas of the Risk Adjustment Exam and how to network to get your first Risk Coding Job Objective: How to Become a Remote Risk Adjustment Coder Different Risk Models Provider Documentation ICD10 Guidelines Here are some helpful Link so you can do research on your own: Medicare Risk Manual AAPC Risk Exam Information I also encourage you to follow me on Linkedin and Network with me: Jennifer McNamara CPC,CRC,CPMA,CPC-I,CGSC,COPC AAPC Approved Instructor Purchase our On Demand Risk Summit 2021 Leave us a Voice message: https://anchor.fm/jennifer-mcnamara8/message Join the Patreon Squad and earn CEUS: www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder
49:27
August 26, 2021
ICD10-PCS Basic Structure
Let's learn the basic Structure of ICD10-PCS. It's so fun to code PCS.  ● Root operations  ● Approach  ● Device and Qualifiers ● Examples Want to learn more? Join myself and Betty Hovey at  Virtual Healthcare Summit 2021 September 10-12 and earn 20 CEUS Did you know you can earn CEUS for becoming a Podcast Patron? Become a Patron and Join one of our low cost  Memberships
39:53
August 18, 2021
Cardiovascular Coding: ICD’s, LCD’s and the Dialysis Circuit 1CEU
In this episode we will break down the coding guidelines and discuss examples for Pacemaker and Defibrillator coding. We will also talk about the NCD/LCD policy for AICD and of course I will give you PCS coding tips. We will review the codes 36901-36909 and break down the guidelines  JOIN Virtual Healthcare Summit 2021 September 10-12 with 20 CEUS  This Episode qualifies for 1 CEU for our members so Become a Patron and earn CEUS Memberships
54:19
August 11, 2021
Industry Perceptions with Dr Hale Hedley
In this episode I decided to Interview a Physician. Dr Hale Hedley is a Physician and Entrepreneur. Dr. Hale E. Hedley received an undergraduate degree in business with high honors from the University of Maryland. He went into the legal field as a graduate with honors from George Washington University School of Law. As a licensed attorney in Florida he worked at a large multi‐state law firm practicing business, litigation and property law. He maintains an active law license and works as a consultant for medical‐legal (defense primarily) cases and business startups. To solidify his plan to practice medicine Dr. Hedley attended and graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine and went on to complete the University of Florida/Shands Jacksonville Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He maintains board certification from the American Board of Emergency Medicine and actively practices at a number of hospitals – primarily in southern Georgia and Florida. Besides the traditional workplace, Dr. Hedley has always engaged in entrepreneurial activity. He started a novel concept with online legal forms in 1997 – that is still around todayHe is part of a rapidly expanding online healthcare compliance system for small to medium sized healthcare concerns. Join Dr Hedley at Virtual Healthcare Summit as he talks to us about Musculoskeletal Anatomy. Purchase tickets at www.ozarksummit2021.com Get your compliance in check with Epi Compliance and take the headache out of your compliance process.Right now, Life as a Coder podcast listeners can save 20% on their subscription by visiting EPIcompliance.com/ozark and using the discount code OZARK20. You work on your business, let EPICompliance take care of your compliance. Help support us so we can keep making episodes and join the Life as a Coder squad at www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder
31:57
August 4, 2021
BONUS: Vaccination Station and What’s New in 2022 1 CEU
We have our first Bonus episode talking about common coding areas that are misinterpreted for coding exams and common denials. Plus Join us as we dig into some new guidelines that are out now for 2022 and go into effect 10/1/2021. Review: ● Vaccination vs Immunization ● Coding for Administration Components ● Coding Per Vaccine ● ICD10-CM 2022 ● JOIN Virtual Healthcare Summit 2021 September 10-12 with 20 CEUS References: How to Code for Immunizations and Administration Commonly Administered Vaccines for Pediatrics Vaccination FAQ Official 2022 ICD10-CM Guidelines CDC Vaccine Information Become a All Access or VIP Patron and earn CEUS: Memberships
48:17
July 29, 2021
Step outside 2021 Evaluation and Management
Let’s discuss the other areas of E/M that may have been forgotten by many in 2021. We have been overloaded with 2021 E/M guidelines but let's not forget those other important areas of E/M Guidelines. TCM(Transitional Care Management) AWV(Annual Wellness Visits) Observation vs Inpatient Admission Same Day Discharge Two Midnight Rule and New RULE IPO Update Split/Shared Guidelines Here are some helpful Link so you can do research on your own: Earn CEUS each month for upcoming episodes by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder Earn CEUS each month for upcoming episodes by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder
38:03
July 28, 2021
Is Working from Home Working?
Many work from home and can be very productive. Some employers have concerns about moving to this platform  What the Data shows  Not all are cut out for Remote life  Tips for remote working productivity  Please see these helpful links mentioned in the podcast:  Become a Patron and get MORE CEUS!  Working from Home Productivity Statistics
34:35
July 21, 2021
E/M 6 Month Checkup 1 CEU
Let’s do our 6 month Check up and see how we are doing with the New 2021 Guidelines   Review:   •Differences in Data Elements for each Level   •Provider Education   •Interpreting Minor and Major Surgery   •Chronic vs Acute   •SDOH   •Specialty Examples   This episode qualifies for 1 CEU!  Please submit Quiz to get CEU! This is FREE and future episodes with CEUS will require membership donations.  
50:60
July 15, 2021
Are you Following LCD Policies?
Are you familiar with how to use LCD Policies? Review: •Using your MAC Carrier •Provider Education •Examples of what is in a Policy •Coding Articles Become a Patron and earn CEUS: Memberships
19:47
July 14, 2021
Creating a Culture of Compliance
Are you creating a Culture of Compliance? Join me and my special guest Mr Jose Delgado of EPI Compliance. EPI has an excellent program and service to help practices and facilities create and maintain an effective compliance program. We will Interview Mr Delgado and ask him these questions: ● What are the common areas you see in healthcare where compliance is lacking? ● What do healthcare facilities often misunderstand about compliance? ● Why do we need compliance? ● What makes for an effective compliance program? ● What are some basic steps facilities can take to create a welcome environment for compliance? ● How has EPI compliance been successful in creating a compliance culture with their clients ? ● What should clinics and facilities ask themselves when considering a compliance plan for their facility? SPEAKER: Jose A. Delgado Jose A. Delgado has a wealth of experience in business development, growth and management. For the last 20 years, Mr. Delgado has focused his experience in the hospitality, healthcare and finance industries. Jose possesses a natural love for debate, entrepreneurship, and a desire to innovate the healthcare and financial industries. Drawing from the hospitality and industry, Mr. Delgado has brought in the importance of several facets of business that are traditionally overlooked like customer care/experience, human resources, business management, business culture, marketing and branding. From healthcare, Mr. Delgado quickly realized that having a real understanding of Compliance and the intersectional relationships between the many governing bodies that are found in the healthcare industry can keep providers in business. Mr. Delgado has always sought to create value in the healthcare industry and shift the focus away from its current antiquated business processes into the opportunities that the Information Age provides. Do you want to get your practice set up with an effective compliance program that will save you time and money so you can focus on taking care of your patients? Contact us at www.ozarkcoding.com to get your practice onboard with our successful compliance tools. Download our FAQ Information and Pricing Donate $1.00 to $10.00 a month to support us. You will get early access to episodes and access to Bonus episodes that come with CEUS.  Visit https://www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder to Donate and get CEUS. If you donate within Anchor please email Jennifer@ozarkcoding.com to register
31:06
June 28, 2021
My favorite ICD10-CM Guidelines
I am a very passionate coder and I absolutely love ICD10! Today I will break down some of my favorite tips and guidelines. Our Agenda: Guideline Sections Diabetes Guidelines Coding for Neoplasms in the Index and the Tabular 7th Character Basics Z code Tip break “Breaking down” Fracture Guidelines Do you want to learn more about ICD10 CM and ICD10 PCS? Join our summer ICD10 Class designed to enhance your ICD10 Skills and to prepare you for the CCS Exam! Visit www.ccscoder.com for more information Always familiarize yourself with the guidelines. READ READ READ!! 2021 ICD10 CM Guidelines 2021 ICD10 PCS Guidelines
36:50
June 21, 2021
Medical Coding Career Tips from a Recruiter Point of View
We have a very Special Guest Interview with Kyle Johnston, VP Client Services, Weller Healthcare IT Services that is here to help all Coding Professionals enhance their career and to help new coders create their footprint in the Industry. Our Agenda: How can a new coder land a job? What are the highest paying coding roles? What is the benefit of working with a company that specifically hires coders versus being a coder directly employed by a physician practice or healthcare organization? Should coders with no experience apply to positions that require multiple years of experience? Is there any advantage to coders utilizing social media in their job search, like Facebook and LinkedIn? What are some of your best tips for resumes, specifically for those either brand new out of school or new to coding due to a career switch? How can a coder get in touch with recruiters?
41:07
June 14, 2021
Getting to know your HCPCS Manual
Get to know the very important HCPCS Level II Code book with us. Getting to know your code books is so important to be an effective coder and biller. We will Discuss: Use of Level II HCPCS Modifiers C-codes G-codes J-codes S-codes NCCI Manual-Appendix CMS Information AAPC® Resources for HCPCS
23:55
June 7, 2021
Breaking down the CCS exam with AHIMA
In this episode we will break down the CCS exam from my point of view. I tested and passed at the end of April and I had no Inpatient coding experience, All of my knowledge came from a prep course and my experience on the professional side of coding. We will review:   Coding Systems and Books Used DRG Tips Understanding Query for the Exam Eliminating answers for PCS and the Structure   Make sure and join us this summer for our course on PCS and Inpatient Billing guidelines for the CCS exam. I have listed below some helpful tips and Resources   100 Tips for ICD-10-PCS Coding: Tips 1-10 The Coder & the Compliant Query   MS-DRG Tips   Join our FREE Webinar on 6/30/2021 and use code CCS21 and get 10% for our Inpatient Coding Workshop Available 7/15/2021 at the low cost of $129. All listeners get this discount on our course.
32:59
May 24, 2021
Compliance and Risk in a Telehealth World
Listen as we discuss the modern world of Telehealth Services and the concerns over compliance   Objective:   What is Telehealth? What are the Pros and Cons of Telehealth? How has it changed before and after the PHE? Identify Privacy Risks Proper Technology Requirements EMR Requirements Compliance and HIPAA Compliant Coding for Risk Adjustment What is the Future of Telehealth after PHE   Please see these helpful links mentioned in the podcast: List of Telehealth Services | CMS   Telehealth - JF Part B - Noridian (noridianmedicare.com)   Telehealth.HHS.gov: How to get or provide remote health care   AMA quick guide helps doctors boot up their telemedicine practice | American Medical Association (ama-assn.org)  
19:52
May 17, 2021
Be Compliance Plan Savvy
Listen as we discuss the 7 key elements of Compliance Plan, There is alot of information out there on compliance plans. We will simplify what new practices need to know. Objective:   7 Elements of a Compliance Plan Why is it Required? Making it Simple and Easy to Follow   Please see these helpful links mentioned in the podcast:   FREE Compliance Checklist OIG Compliance Portal
13:46
May 10, 2021
Talk Compliance with your Physician
Listen as we discuss the key elements of Compliance and how to help your Physician understand its importance.   Objective:   What is Compliance? What are the different Laws in place that Physicians need to know? Providing easy to understand compliance.   Please see these helpful links mentioned in the podcast:   Compliance Overview-AAPC® OIG Education Materials  
24:38
May 3, 2021
Common GI Billing Mistakes
We want to talk today about Common Billing Mistakes encountered when billing for Gastrointestinal Procedures. We will discuss common areas such as:   Modifiers Coding Bundles Patient Education Documentation and Medical Necessity LCD Policy and Denial Management   If your Practice needs Coding assistance or Physician education please Book an Appointment with Jennifer   We have a new GI E/M 2021 Guidelines Course Starting in June and all Podcast Listeners can sign up by emailing admin@ozarkcodingllc.com and mentioning CODE: COLON and we will give you 10% off  
26:05
April 26, 2021
Enter Health Information Management with the Right Credentials
Which organization fits me best? Do I want to work for a Facility or Physician Practice? Do I want to invest in a degree program or an express entry into a coding course? Will I get a job right away?   Here are some helpful Link so you can do research on your own: https://www.ahima.org/certification-careers/certifications-overview/ https://www.medicaltechnologyschools.com/medical-coder/medical-coding-certification-guide https://www.aapc.com/cpc-exam/where-do-medical-coders-work.aspx   I also encourage you to follow me on Linkedin and Network with me: Jennifer McNamara CPC,CRC,CPMA,CPC-I,CGSC,COPC AAPC Approved Instructor   Thank you to our Production Team at Highland Productions  
37:51
April 19, 2021
Stressed Out: The Silent Killer
Are you stressed out? This Month is Stress Awareness Month and has been since 1992. Let’s review why we need to be aware of Stress and its effect on our bodies. I will talk about my struggles and how it has affected my personal and work life. We will discuss the term” Pandemic Fatigue” and how we need to adapt to the stress that the pandemic has had on us and may continue to affect us for quite some time.   Special thank you to our Music editing and Podcast Producer team at Wannabe Critic Production   Our resources for this podcast are: https://nationaltoday.com/stress-awareness-month/ https://integracareclinics.com/april-is-stress-awareness-month-tips-to-help-you-cope/ https://www.stress.org/stress-awareness-month-april-2020 https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/the-ills-of-pandemic-fatigue.html
25:19
April 12, 2021
My First AAPC Healthcon
It was my first Healthcon from AAPC and I was invited as a speaker this year. It was a tough year in 2020 but in 2021 we were able to safely come together and experience the best that AAPC has to offer. Their education platform is top notch! We learned so many new things.   Top Events were:   E/M 2021 Guidelines Telemedicine  Risk Adjustment   There were many who had to adapt to last minute changes due to speaker unavailability and we are so in awe of their sacrifice and being there to help things come together. Thank you AAPC for this opportunity and the privilege of representing you at HealthCon 2021! Can’t wait for 2022!   All listeners get a chance to receive a special Giveaway! Follow us and Share our podcast to be entered in our drawing for a special Webinar with 1 CEU of your choice from our Webinar Series! If you wish to receive special recognition as a  ‘Life as a Coder” Patreon I encourage to donate $1 to our membership and receive all the perks as a member and special “Shout outs” from me
21:41
April 5, 2021
Podiatry Challenges with Routine Foot Care
Episode 6:     Routine Footcare is a great reimbursement challenge for many Clinics and Providers for both the Clinical Staff and the Billing Staff. We will discuss what Routine foot care is as well as how to navigate the CMS Policy regarding these services.   Objective:   What is Routine Footcare? How do we get reimbursed when we can prove Medical Necessity Discuss the Diagnosis Sequencing Review the Layout of the LCD(Local Coverage Determination) Policy from CMS   All Listeners will get 10% off our recent OrthoCare Virtual Summit in March for our March Madness deals! Visit our website www.ozarkcodingllc.com for additional educational webinars and courses. Our team is also available for Provider education for Podiatry if your clinic needs assistance in auditing or appealing your routine foot care claims.  
24:48
March 22, 2021
Recipe for Successful and Profitable Clinics
Welcome to the Life as a Coder Podcast Series brought to you by your friends at Ozark Coding alliance LLC. Discussing your life as a Medical Coder. Offering Coding Tips and Advice for Coding Students and Professionals. Join us every Monday! Join me as I Interview my fellow podcasters and women who inspire me.  I welcome Terry A, Fletcher BS CPC CEMC CCC CCS CCSP CMC ACS-CA SCP-CA, QMPM and Sonal Patel, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICD-10-CM as we talk about what New Clinics can do to start out successful and what Billing and process errors to avoid.   We will learn more about our Podcast Icons and what drives them to be successful in the Industry.   Listen to CodeCast with Terry A, Fletcher BS CPC CEMC CCC CCS CCSP CMC ACS-CA SCP-CA, QMPM every Tuesday wherever you get your podcasts   Listen to Paint the Medical Picture with Sonal Patel, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICD-10-CM every Wednesday wherever you get your podcasts   Objective:   Common Mistakes Financial Impact on the Practice Success Outcomes
37:24
March 15, 2021
Networking skills for Career Development
Welcome to the Life as a Coder Podcast Series brought to you by your friends at Ozark Coding alliance LLC. Discussing your life as a Medical Coder. Offering Coding Tips and Advice for Coding Students and Professionals. Join us every Monday! Join me as I interview Industry Icon Melissa Freeman RHIT, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CPC-I, CPC, COC, CRC.   She will help us understand the Industry landscape in our current environment and talk about the ways new coders need to adapt. We will discuss networking tips and ways to stand out and use LinkedIn effectively to market yourself and impress recruiters
19:17
March 8, 2021
Career Development Strategy in 2021
Welcome to the Life as a Coder Podcast Series brought to you by your friends at Ozark Coding alliance LLC. Discussing your life as a Medical Coder. Offering Coding Tips and Advice for Coding Students and Professionals. Join us every Monday     Career Development Strategy in 2021 is    As part of my 2 part Interview Series I’ll be interviewing Industry Icon Kimberly Jolivette Williams CPC CPC-I CPMA CANPC CCC CEMC on how she has been successful and what changes she has seen in HIM. Medical billing and coding is established as an in-demand profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical coding is among the 20 fastest-growing occupations. We will share our tips for: -Navigating the Landscape -Offshore Competition -Credential in Specialty to stand out -Networking and Mentorships -Develop Short term and Long term goals
23:24
March 1, 2021
Documentation Alert: Time to Sign
Let's get back to Compliance and educate our providers on Signing the Documentation and why it is so important.
11:26
February 23, 2021
MDM: Data Navigation
Join us as we talk about the Data Elements of the New MDM guidelines for 2021. We will review the definitions of each Category and offer tips for success in Navigating this element of MDM. If you are a Visual learner we Invite you to visit our website www.ozarkcodingllc.com and Join or 2021 E/M Office Training course with excellent training and tools provided by the AMA®   We also will be presenting Auditing tips for MDM in 2021 as part of our March Webinar Series. All you attend get 10% off the AMA® E/M Compendium.  Register Here
11:41
February 8, 2021
MDM Still drives the Bus
Lets talk about MDM! • Updated MDM Tables • New Definitions • New Categories New Course on the Upcoming changes by Ozark If you are Interested in Joining our November Course to learn the new changes, it comes with the training manual and Cases to review for Documentation from the AMA® Register at www.ozarkcodingllc.com Get your 2021 CPT Manual with CPT® Assistant App for only $115 or the CPT® Manual for only $89 when you sign up Read the Official AMA Guidelines Here
20:13
October 12, 2020
Welcome to ICD-10 CM 2021-Updates and Review
How are you Adjusting to the New Guidelines? Let’s talk about the updates and new codes Guideline Revisions New Codes: 490  Let's Review some of my Favorite New Updates
19:31
October 5, 2020
Employment Opportunities for New Coders
We will discuss some of the challenges for New Coders as they look into the Industry Job Market and What they can do to Improve • Job Searching Skills • Resume Tips • Interview skills • Using LinkedIn to Network   Grab our FREE Webinar at www.ozarkcodingllc.thinkific.com Go to Virtual Coding Summit: Mental Health Coding and use Code: Ozarkblitz at checkout    
11:25
September 29, 2020
Mental Health in a Remote Role
We are launching our first Episode on the Importance of Mental Health. This is a timely topic as many are experiencing mental health issues related to being isolated more than ever before in the PHE environment. Learn How Mental Health can be attacked How can we Stay Mentally Healthy?
12:46
September 21, 2020