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Jan 2013 Casa Grande AAPC Newsletter


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Jan 2013 Casa Grande AAPC Newsletter

  1. 1. Coder’s NewsletterCasa Grande Local Chapter - AAPC Happy New Year!Welcome to 2013. This year is going to be filled withexciting and intriguing healthcare topics. Pleasewelcome your new 2013 Local Chapter Officers:President: Tara Johnson, CPC, CANPC, CGIC, CGSCS, COBGCSEmail: tara@certcodingspecialist.comVice President: Kathy Apodaca, CPCEmail: American Academy of Professional CodersSecretary/Treasurer: Sharon MaresEmail: www.aapc.comComing together to build a better tomorrow. Support Your Local Chapter Like us on Facebook-Casa Grande Local Chapter - AAPC Creating Connections-Building Bridges…TogetherKnowledge isPower – Pay it Did you get your 2013 codingforward!!! books yet? Going through hard times and need coding books to study for your CPC Exam. Contact your local chapter, they can help. Recycle your old coding books to your local chapter to be used for the resource library for coders in need.
  2. 2. 21 Coder’s Newsletter There’s a Code for That Date: January 1, 2013 Volume: #1, Issue #1 CPC Exam Location Change New Location Address: Casa Grande Fire – Training Center 1637 E. McCartney Rd. Casa Grande, AZ 85122 CPC Exam Dates Schedule early to get a seat. Bring Your Business Cards – Networking Works *Reminder exam is 5 hours and 40 minutes Members putting the pieces together to get the picture. February 9, 2013 @ 8:00am April 13, 2013 @ 8:00am June 8, 2013 @ 8:00am August 10, 2013 @ 8:00am Monthly Meetings October 12, 2013 @ 8:00am November 16, 2013 @ 8:00am Mark Your Calendars • January 8, 2013 – CPT Updates • February 12, 2013 – Diabetes Education • March 12, 2013 – Code the Night With Graffiti • May 14, 2013 – May Maynia • June 11, 2013 – Coder Day Slice & Dice OP Report • July 9, 2013 – Coder’s Toolbox Round Table • September 10, 2013 – Extreme Coding • October 8, 2013 – Become Your Own Head Hunter – Resume Workshop • November 12, 2013 – Casino Coding Night Did you tab your coding books yet? Come Support and Become a Member of the “Study Hall” Contact Sharon Mares Email:
  3. 3. Volume: #1, Issue #1 Coder’s Informational Page Insiders Tips and Tricks Become CPC Certified What’s New in the Coding Dept.• Are you ready for Congratulations New Certified Coders ICD-10? All your hard work as paid off.• Get to know your November Certifications E “Study Hall” X Danny Nunez, CPC-A A M• Find out about CEU Welcome new members to CG local chapter S opportunities Kimberly Navarro• Learn about your local chapter• Benefits of networking Laid Off? Find Out How Job Search REPAC Can Local job opportunities found here. Help Volunteer opportunities at Casa Grande Hospital. Contact Find out if you can fill a need. REPAC TODAY Business Card Lunch Raffle Bring your business/network card to the monthly meetings for a chance to win a free lunch from your local chapter officer members. Enter Today To Win!!! Need Your Help Do you like to investigate and write then become a part of your local chapter newsletter. If anyone has any interst in assisting in the monthly newsletter let us know. We welcome any new ideas to bring your coding news to you. Contact Sharon Mares Email: Looking for new stories
  4. 4. 21 Coder’s Newsletter There’s a Code for That Reminders Benefits of • Monthly meetings Membership on 2nd Tuesday of the month @ • Not just joining a coding 6:00pm at Sunlife organization but a family 865 N. Arizola Rd. of coders to help guide you through your coding Casa Grande, AZ career. 85122 Use the West • Free CEUs entrance to the building • Use the local chapter as your sounding board for • Bring your coding your toughest coding Accurate Codes = Paycheck books with you to cases. meetings Remember: Coders are the bread and butter of the facility • Up-to-date guideline • Come to meetings changes Coder’s Tips and Tricks ready to enhance Always carry your business card your coding Never know when a new opportunity will strike • Tools and resources to knowledge Understand the coding guidelines make coding more user Don’t be afraid to ask for help friendly and more • Meetings are Create cheat sheets efficient. excellent opportunities to Coding Resource Corner • Attend confernece and find out where the seminars Useful Websites coding needs are • Free tasty snacks at meetings-you might find your next potluck Support Your recipe there. Local Chapter Special Thanks To: Channel Publishing, Ltd. for donating the book “Clinotes” to our resource library to enhance teaching opportunities for members partcipating in “Study Hall”. CGLC thanks Craig Puckett, President of Channel Publishing, Ltd. Date: January 1, 2013 Volume: #1, Issue #1