73 episodes

The Alpha Coding Podcast series was developed by Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM /PCS Trainer, CEO of Alpha Coding Experts, for professionals working in the medical coding, reimbursement, clinical documentation, and compliance industry. With new episodes dropping every Monday, the series provides an all-access pass to industry Pro-Tips that help you start your week off smarter! The series includes healthcare industry news, coding updates, career advice, personal development, and so much more.

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The Alpha Coding Podcast series was developed by Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM /PCS Trainer, CEO of Alpha Coding Experts, for professionals working in the medical coding, reimbursement, clinical documentation, and compliance industry. With new episodes dropping every Monday, the series provides an all-access pass to industry Pro-Tips that help you start your week off smarter! The series includes healthcare industry news, coding updates, career advice, personal development, and so much more.

    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Obstetrics Coding and Reporting

    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Obstetrics Coding and Reporting

    Welcome to the Alpha Coding Podcast series with your host, Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

    Episode 72 will cover Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Obstetrics Coding and Reporting

    1. Know the stages of maternity care

    2. Know the trimesters of pregnancy

    3. Understand the maternity OB package CPT codes

    4. Know which services are bundled into global maternity care

    5. Know which services are not included in global maternity care package

    6. Understand the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and rules for OB care

    7. The coding rules change for twin and pregnancies involving multiples

    8. Only report for the OB services rendered to the patient

    9. OB documentation is different than any other specialty

    10. Get plugged into the right OB resources

    Join us every Monday for your all-access pass to medical coding and billing Pro-Tips that help you start your week off smarter!

    If you would like to become a sponsor of Alpha Coding Podcast, please contact us directly for pricing:  AlphaCodingExperts@gmail.com

    • 18 min
    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Effective Project Management

    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Effective Project Management

    Welcome to the Alpha Coding Podcast series with your host, Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

    Episode 71 will cover Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Effective Project Management

    1. Start with a mind-map

    2. Identify the project requirements

    3. Develop a customized action plan for each project

    4. Define expectations for each project

    5. Collaboration is a critical element

    6. Anticipate challenges and risks

    7. Create a feedback loop

    8. Leverage project management technology

    9. Test your deliverables

    10. Reflect on what worked well and what can be better for future projects

    Join us every Monday for your all-access pass to medical coding and billing Pro-Tips that help you start your week off smarter!

    If you would like to become a sponsor of Alpha Coding Podcast, please contact us directly for pricing:  AlphaCodingExperts@gmail.com

    • 15 min
    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Medical Credentialing

    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Medical Credentialing

    Welcome to the Alpha Coding Podcast series with your host, Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

    In episode 70, we sit down with special guest Yesenia Servin, the Founder of YS Credentialing. Yesenia has over 20 years of experience in healthcare credentialing, payer contracting and enrollment. Yesenia shares her best Pro-Tips for Navigating Medical Credentialing.

    Join us every Monday for your all-access pass to medical coding and billing Pro-Tips that help you start your week off smarter!

    If you would like to become a sponsor of Alpha Coding Podcast, please contact us directly for pricing: AlphaCodingExperts@gmail.com

    • 18 min
    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Improving Your Work-Life Balance

    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Improving Your Work-Life Balance

    Welcome to the Alpha Coding Podcast series with your host, Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer!

    Episode 69 will cover Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Improving Your Work-Life Balance

    1. Recognize the importance of balance

    2. Calendar block for both work and life

    3. Establish boundaries

    4. The Pomodoro method works

    5. Work smarter, not harder

    6. Unplug from the world

    7. Prioritize your health

    8. Learn to say no and be guilt free about it

    9. Everyone needs a break from the status quo

    10. No one has a perfect work-life balance

    Join us every Monday for your all-access pass to medical coding and billing Pro-Tips that help you start your week off smarter!

    If you would like to become a sponsor of Alpha Coding Podcast, please contact us directly for pricing:  AlphaCodingExperts@gmail.com

    • 16 min
    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Gender Dysphoria Coding and Reporting

    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Gender Dysphoria Coding and Reporting

    Welcome to the Alpha Coding Podcast series with your host, Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer!

    Episode 68 will cover Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Gender Dysphoria Coding and Reporting

    1. Understand the clinical definition of Gender Dysphoria

    2. Terminology matters

    3. The Affordable Care Act transformed treatment for Gender Dysphoria Patients

    4. Medical necessity trumps everything

    5. Establish workflows and protocols for recording data for Gender Dysphoria Patients

    6. Know the appropriate ICD-10-CM Codes for Gender Dysphoria Patients

    7. Report appropriate comorbidities

    8. Understand the most common services reported for Gender Dysphoria Patients

    9. Know what procedures are considered cosmetic for Gender Dysphoria Patients

    10. Append the KX Modifier when appropriate

    Join us every Monday for your all-access pass to medical coding and billing Pro-Tips that help you start your week off smarter!

    If you would like to become a sponsor of Alpha Coding Podcast, please contact us directly for pricing:  AlphaCodingExperts@gmail.com

    • 16 min
    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Remote Patient Monitoring in 2021

    Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Remote Patient Monitoring in 2021

    Welcome to the Alpha Coding Podcast series with your host, Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer!

    Episode 67 will cover Medical Coding Pro-Tips for Navigating Remote Patient Monitoring in 2021

    1. Understand the goals of remote patient monitoring

    2. Patient consent is required

    3. RPM can be ordered and billed only by Physicians or NPPs

    4. RPM is not exclusive to chronic care patients

    5. There must be an established Patient-Physician/Provider relationship after the PHE expires

    6. Biometric data transmission must be electronically collected

    7. Know the RPM codes

    8. Understand the interactive communication requirement

    9. RPM Devices must meet the FDA’s definition of a medical device

    10. RPM reporting should be patient-specific

    Join us every Monday for your all-access pass to medical coding and billing Pro-Tips that help you start your week off smarter!

    If you would like to become a sponsor of Alpha Coding Podcast, please contact us directly for pricing:  AlphaCodingExperts@gmail.com

    • 22 min

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34 Ratings

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Well rounded and great information.

Excellent information not just regarding coding and billing but also career progression and personal growth.

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Loving it!!

Great podcast series for the healthcare space!!

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I look forward to Mondays!

With being new into the industry, I enjoy and look forward to Mondays. Toni is amazing, informative and enjoy to listen to. Thank you for all you do!

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