Posted and filed under Coding, Fraud, FWA, Healthcare.

Fraud Spotlight: The Use & Abuse of Modifier 25

Retired OIG Special Agent and Advize’s Director of Litigation & FWA Support will be stepping in each week to examine current fraud trends from the lens of an investigator. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes.  Modifier 25.  It has been the bane of existence for fraud, waste and…

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6 Ways to Drop Your “A”

You did it. You put in the hours. You’ve tabbed your code books until they couldn’t be tabbed anymore. You completed practice questions ad nauseum. You’ve even passed your Certified Professional Coder exam. But you’re not there yet. The “CPC” credential you were promised is accompanied by an uninvited guest. The kind of visitor who…

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Online 12 Week Medical Coding Class

Our 12 week course teaches fundamental medical coding skills for professional services (physician office based) and prepares the student to take and pass the AAPC’s Certified Professional Coder (CPC)™ exam. The course covers CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM coding and assures a brand knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes. There will be…

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You’re Credentialed – So What?

The following blog post was written by one of Advize Health’s most experienced auditors; Dawn Landry. No matter what we do in life, only experience makes us better. None of us walked, rode a bike, or swam perfectly the first time we tried. We had to invest time and effort into first learning and then…

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Advize Health Online CPC Training Course

Self Directed/Online 6 Weeks – Our Self-Directed online course is open for 4 months after you begin. Experience the independence of self-study with the security of instructor assistance.  Instructor is available via email and student may schedule 1 hour with the instructor each week to discuss issues/practice test questions for 5 weeks.  Instructor will follow…

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CPC+, What’s all the Fuss?

Yesterday, CMS announced the next phase of their enterprising initiative to improve primary care. This nation-wide primary care model is the largest of its kind, and is known as the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), is a five-year primary care medical home model aimed to begin in January 2017. CPC+ plans on creating a culture…

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