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Which state exam? My job is not as a practice biller / coder but as a P.A.. I am in a speciality practice and attended the Karen Zupko courses. The courses are fast paced and better serve those working in the surgical specialties who already have some knowledge of procedure and terminology. Although they are excellent courses, I don't know how you would fare if you wanted to take just the Zupko course and then take a state exam. I sincerely don't know if taking a Zupko course would qualify you to take a state exam for billing and coding. As a P.A., I take complete responsibility for coding my own charts. Our biller takes care of the administrative processing of the codes I provide. She never attempts to change ICD or CPT codes on her own. Hope this helps. You are registered as a Pre-PA. Are you thinking of becoming a P.A. or have you applied to a school yet?

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Which state exam? My job is not as a practice biller / coder but as a P.A.. I am in a speciality practice and attended the Karen Zupko courses. The courses are fast paced and better serve those working in the surgical specialties who already have some knowledge of procedure and terminology. Although they are excellent courses, I don't know how you would fare if you wanted to take just the Zupko course and then take a state exam. I sincerely don't know if taking a Zupko course would qualify you to take a state exam for billing and coding. As a P.A., I take complete responsibility for coding my own charts. Our biller takes care of the administrative processing of the codes I provide. She never attempts to change ICD or CPT codes on her own. Hope this helps. You are registered as a Pre-PA. Are you thinking of becoming a P.A. or have you applied to a school yet?

 

just found the site with google does it give other alternatives to Zupko Coures? thanks.

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We fell into it. Both of our co-founders studied something else at university. We ended up supporting a family member's physical therapy company and we delved into doing their medical billing, getting them paid through the multiple commercial insurances and medicaid / medicare. We'll never look back, as we've progressed into doing some fairly large specialized contracts which have been extremely lucrative and lengthy.

IOW, pure luck! 🙂

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Medical billing and coding specialists employ technology to assist healthcare providers in updating patient data and obtaining reimbursement for services done. Workers in this sector issue standard codes to each diagnostic and medical treatment and put them into a patient's medical record.

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