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Life as a Coder What Triggers a Behavioral Health Audit?

Welcome to Episode 1 of Season 6! We are happy to invite our first guest of the Season Laurie Bouzarelos MHA,CPC on the show today to talk about Behavioral Health audits. Laurie Bouzarelos, MHA, CPC is a health care consultant with a special interest in supporting the unique business needs of behavioral health practices. Laurie …

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Life as a Coder 15: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of LCD Policies

In todays episode we dive into LCD policies, Coverage and Evaluation and Management tips for Diagnosis Documentation. It is so important to understand the impact that Medical Necessity and Coverage guidelines play in reimbursement. Outside of direct care providers many patients rely on their insurance coverage to get the services they need. By accepting assignment …

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Life as a Coder 14: So you Wanna be a Medical Coder

In this Episode I welcome my colleague and Fellow Physician Educator Crystal Watters. Remote vs Onsite jobs Passing an exam doesn’t guarantee a job Social media ettiqite True value of CEUS Apprentice Credentials, do we need them? What does having a credential tell a prospective employer? Different Credentials Earn a CEU for this episode by …

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Life as a Coder 13: The Truth about Anxiety stress and success

In this final episode of our 4 part series with Behavioral Health I wanted to close out with awareness of Stress and Anxiety awareness. April is #stressawareness month and since many fund it difficult to deal with Stress potentially due to mental health, we need to always we be aware of the dangers of prolonged …

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The Underlying Disease of a Medical Practice

  I have experience with nearly all operational roles in a provider’s practice. I have been involved in almost every role in the medical office except for clinical. This has provided me with a unique understanding of the barriers and opportunities for patients and providers for the healthcare process. This experience has been my motivation …

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Life as a Coder 11: The Behavioral Health Crisis: Social Determinants of Health and Risk 1 CEU

In this episode I am joined by my colleague and friend Barbara Shaw, CPC, CPCO, CDEO, CRC, CEDC . W will discuss Risk adjustment and Social Determinants of health as it relates to Mental Health Services What is Risk Adjustment? Important reminders about SDOH Risk Adjustment Documentation Mental Health and SDOH Join the Risk Adjustment …

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Life as a Coder 9: Virtual Education is here to Stay

In this Episode I’m joined by Sarah Ragan. A seasoned coder and auditor. She’s a great educator and mentor. Today we talk about the benefits of Virtual Education and why it is a valuable way to get our education — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeasacoder/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeasacoder/support https://anchor.fm/s/5e28e96c/podcast/play/49470710/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2Fexports%2F5e28e96c%2F49470710%2F45b23a6cc671c4b5e436b1249eefbf61.m4aPodcast: Play in new window …

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