Marianne Amster, CPC, Director of Billing and Collections at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG), recently founded the Garden City Chapter of the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC). The first AAPC meeting took place at NYU Winthrop Hospital in September at the Spatz Conference Room. In the October meeting, there were over 75 people in attendance, and we welcome and encourage all to attend following meetings. The next one will take place on Wednesday, November 15th, and meetings will continue to take place on the third Wednesday of every month.

Medical coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnoses, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. Up-to-date knowledge of medical code supports cleaner claim submission, faster reimbursement, fewer denials, and better run practices and facilities. Support of medical coding is therefore of interest to physicians, hospital administrators, office managers and professional coders.

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