Now Available on Udemy

Hey Udemy Students! “A Specialty Approach to Learning Medical Billing and Coding” is available on Udemy.  If you do not qualify for the Udemy discounts, select the following “Coupon” link for a discounted price:  Coupon.  This coupon is valid until August 2, 2020.  Otherwise, you may login to your Udemy account and click on the […]

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More Work From Home Opportunities for Medical Coders Thanks to COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has me thinking… What are practices and facilities doing right now with their medical coders? So, I checked out a few Job Search engines and noticed a significant increase in the available remote medical coding positions.  Even with the permanency of Electronic Health records, remote positions were still out of reach […]

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COVID-19 ICD-10-CM Code Update

The CDC announced on March 18, 2020 a new effective date for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) ICD-10-CM code of U07.1.  The effective date will change from October 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020.  Please notify your staff of these reporting changes.  Click on the following link for the complete announcement by the CDC: Announcement-New-ICD-code-for-coronavirus-3-18-2020  

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PPMC Academy News

Welcome to PPMC Academy News. This news blog is designed for physicians, practice managers, medical billing and coding personnel and students.  We provide practice management tips and resources, career advice and various free educational webinars.  Our topics include:  CPT®, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS, EHR software, medical billing and coding certifications, Medicare updates and the CMS incentive programs.  […]

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I’m a Certified Medical Coder with No Experience… What’s Next?

You finished the certification exam review…  You passed the exam…  You are now a certified medical coder…  What’s next?  I’m sure most of you have gone straight to the career websites only to find positions seeking “Experienced Medical Coders”.  Don’t panic.  I started my medical career by working in a military hospital laboratory.  After eight […]

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Free Webinar: Health Insurance Reimbursement for Behavioral Health Professionals

Attention:  All Behavioral Health Professionals Considering Starting Your Own Practice! This webinar will provide you with an overview of the health insurance reimbursement process.  Just click on the “Webinar” link below and you will be redirected to the video.  We hope you enjoy this presentation and find it meaningful and useful! Webinar  

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