Knowing who to contact or where to go for answers is critical for the business of health care. Here are some of the resources we turn to when in need of help.
Findings show that physicians are under coding approximately 15% and over coding or under documenting approximately 27% of submitted claims — equating to over $23,000 in missed revenue and over $41,000 in revenue at risk per year for the average primary care physician.
www.aapc.org American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). AAPC is the nation's largest training and credentialing organization for the business side of medicine. Our certified members in medical coding, medical billing, medical auditing, compliance, and practice management represent the highest level of expertise in the industry.
www.mmbaonline.org Medical Billers Association (MMBA)--MMBA is dedicated to meeting the educational and networking needs of our members, physician employers, and third party payers. we are an organization comprised of several hundred members representing medical specialties of all kinds. Our membership consists of a diverse group of medical billers, coders, practice managers, billing companies, and consultants.
www.msms.org Michigan State Medcial Society (MSMS)--The mission of the Michigan State Medical Society is to promote a health care environment that supports physicians in caring for and enhancing the health of Michigan citizens through science, quality, and ethics in the practice of medicine.
www.michmgma.orgThe MMGMA represents a diverse membership of administrators, physicians and business executives from a wide range of venues, solo medical practitioners to multispecialty groups, hospitals and healthcare related businesses. The MMGMA’s mission is to provide opportunities for education, networking and advocacy to advance the medical group management profession and positively influence the health care industry.
www.cms.gov CMS--Medicare. Your resource for information, training, education, and the foundation for most aspects of insurance.
www.ambanet.net/AMBA --American Medical Billers Association--Our mission as a medical billing association is to provide industry and regulatory education, networking opportunities for our members, to be able to share information and ideas and to market our member's abilities and professional services as a group. We offer the only medical billing specialist certification exam (CMRS) recognized nationally by billers, coders, employers and other entities. The American Medical Billing Association (AMBA) encourages and relies on member participation and input.