35 episodes

Welcome to The Contempo Coding Podcast! 🎙️ Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of medical coding, sharing insightful stories and personal experiences of being a work-from-home mom. 🏠💪 Get ready to explore the industry, stay updated on changes, uncover hot tips, and gain valuable knowledge to empower your success in the dynamic field of medical coding. Tune in now and let's build your path to triumph together! 🌟💻

Contempo Coding Podcast Victoria Moll

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 35 Ratings

Welcome to The Contempo Coding Podcast! 🎙️ Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of medical coding, sharing insightful stories and personal experiences of being a work-from-home mom. 🏠💪 Get ready to explore the industry, stay updated on changes, uncover hot tips, and gain valuable knowledge to empower your success in the dynamic field of medical coding. Tune in now and let's build your path to triumph together! 🌟💻

    The Rising Cost of Being a Medical Coder

    The Rising Cost of Being a Medical Coder

    This episode shines a light on the dynamic changes in the industry, including a significant 70% rise in AAPC membership dues over the past decade. We explore how these changes impact coders and CEU providers, offering a clear, insightful perspective on the industry's current state and future direction.
    But there's more! There is positive shift towards remote work in healthcare, a game-changer for many professionals. This transition not only boosts financial savings by eliminating commutes but also brings fresh challenges and opportunities in medical coding. We delve into the complexities and benefits of this new era, from maintaining up-to-date knowledge to enjoying a healthier lifestyle and better work-life balance.

    • 11 min
    Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Insights from Alison Gibson

    Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Insights from Alison Gibson

    Get ready for an enlightening conversation with Alison Gibson, a seasoned health information executive with an impressive 15-year journey. From her humble beginnings in accounts receivable to a medical billing maestro, Alison's story is one of self-education, determination, and a passion for the healthcare industry. We'll follow her career trajectory, highlighting her coding journey, her notable achievements in value-based care, and her experience working with AI in the healthcare industry.

    We dig into Alison’s fascinating work in value-based care and medical billing operations, her time developing products for Optum, and her invaluable experience in concept research and development. Listen as we explore her work with medical cost savings, her interactions with medical directors to better understand coding rules and regulations, and her seamless transition to in-person work and continued growth in the field.

    Alison talks about her exciting future plans — including her upcoming presidency of the AAPC chapter in her local community — and offers her views on the dynamic field of health information management. Join us for an intriguing conversation and gain insights from an expert who's seen the healthcare industry evolve in real-time.

    • 47 min
    Staying Ahead in Medical Billing: Insights with Pam Vanderbilt

    Staying Ahead in Medical Billing: Insights with Pam Vanderbilt

    Promised to be a treasure trove of information, today's episode invites you to navigate the intricate world of medical billing and coding alongside our esteemed guest, Pam Vanderbilt, owner of Knowledge Tree Billing. An industry veteran, Pam uncovers the layers of this dynamic field that's constantly evolving, emphasizing the essentiality of keeping abreast with the rapid changes in regulations and the transformative power of automation. As Pam so aptly puts it, it's not about cramming the answers, but it's about knowing where to search for them.

    Navigating further, we tackle the compelling task of enhancing medical documentation and crystallize the significance of collaborative networking. The conversation meanders through the critical process of defining the medical necessity of a visit, crafting a narrative through notes, and circumventing provider burnout. We spotlight the balancing act between minimal medical documentation and reaching an exemplary level of detail.

    Moving into the future, Pam shares her enriching experiences from various medical coding conferences and retreats while highlighting the importance of self-investment and forward planning. We uncover some unique benefits of attending retreats over conferences and the convenience of virtual learning and online resources. As we delve deeper into healthcare challenges, Pam shares her progression towards catering affordable education for healthcare providers, coders, and billers. So, buckle up for an enlightening journey through the complexities and future possibilities of medical coding and billing with Pam Vanderbilt.

    • 30 min
    Unlocking Success in Medical Billing & Coding: Expert Insights with Christine Hall

    Unlocking Success in Medical Billing & Coding: Expert Insights with Christine Hall

    Ever wondered how someone transforms their passion into a thriving career? Christine Hall, President and Senior Consultant at Sterling Global Solutions and instructor for the AAPC, Florida Atlantic University, and more, has done just that. Starting from a humble job in a hospital billing office, she climbed her way up to lead her very own healthcare consulting firm. Christine's journey is not just inspiring; it's a testament to how dedication and a deep love for the industry can lead you to places you've never imagined.

    But that's not all Christine is here to talk about. Throughout her illustrious career, she has championed the importance of medical practice compliance, ensuring fairness in the revenue cycle process. With an extensive background in transitioning to practice management systems, Christine offers invaluable advice on formulating an effective compliance plan. So, if you're in the healthcare industry, especially in the realms of medical coding and billing, you wouldn't want to miss this episode. Tune in as Christine unfolds her inspiring journey and shares her wealth of knowledge that promises to enlighten and educate.

    • 18 min
    The Heartbeat of Medical Coding: Myra Simmons' Tale of Triumph

    The Heartbeat of Medical Coding: Myra Simmons' Tale of Triumph

    What happens when a licensed practical nurse becomes a Coding Improvement Coordinator? Find out as I chat with Myra Simmons, who has embarked on a special journey from nursing to medical coding. Myra shares her story of how she transitioned into the world of medical coding, the trials and triumphs, and how she used her expertise to help those who are homeless. Her life revolves around her career in medical coding, and she finds joy in every medical situation as a chance to apply her skills.

    Learn how Myra tackles the diverse aspects of her career in medical coding. She stresses the difference between merely learning and truly understanding the subject matter, and also highlights how crucial it is to apply what she learns in her day-to-day work. She also shares her current goal of becoming proficient in both pro-fee and facility coding. This conversation with Myra is a testament to her dedication, her passion for teaching, her drive to educate others, and her unwavering belief in service. 

    • 17 min
    The Road to Becoming a Medical Auditing Specialist: A Conversation with Shannon DeConda

    The Road to Becoming a Medical Auditing Specialist: A Conversation with Shannon DeConda

    Brace yourself as Shannon unravels not just the fascinating history of NAMAS, but also dives into a discussion about the significance of proficiency in E&M. You won't want to miss her insights about NAMAS Documentation and Compliance tips that serve as a resourceful tool in the medical coding industry.

    Now, who said auditing had to be dull? Let's venture into an exciting conversation about the crossroads between auditing and the future - Artificial Intelligence. While AI is gradually shaping the auditing process, it's far from replacing the human touch. Shannon and I delve into the essence of staying updated as an auditor and embracing our strengths, and interestingly, the specializations that make us unique. 

    Hang in there, because the best is yet to come! Shannon unveils the projects NAMAS is currently working on. So gear up for an enlightening conversation with Shannon and Victoria who will navigate you through the evolving landscape of medical coding and auditing!

    • 27 min

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35 Ratings

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