Do You Have the 5 Traits of a “Rock Star” Coder?

Have You Heard? – January 24, 2018

In a December 7, 2016 blog post on the AAPC website, AAPC Product Marketing Manager Alex McKinley introduced the concept of “5 Traits of a Rockstar Medical Coder”. The post included an infographic that explains the 5 traits:

  • Knowledgeable
  • Analytical
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail oriented
  • Organized

That was a great way to capture the 5 areas of skills that all good coders have and continuously improve upon, and those qualities are still applicable today. We’ll have more to say about honing your skills for each of the traits, but for now, download the PDF of the infographic below:

Infographic- 5 Traits of a Rockstar Medical Coder

Are Z Codes a Privacy Issue?

Have You Heard? – June 7, 2017

A recent article that appeared on the website for the magazine For the Record discussed the aspect of Z codes and social determinant data. The World Health Organization has stated in its website that “The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities.” Do you think there’s some issue of privacy here?

Don’t Sleep on Z Codes