- Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2013 murder
- Telephone, computer network outages at 22 Rockford schools
- Byron native selected as Sailor of the Year for Navy Band Southwest
- Illinois Tollway awards $337 million in contracts, sets budget
- 44 earn bachelor’s degrees at Saint Anthony College of Nursing
- Goodwill opens Donation Express site on Perryville
- Rock Valley College to manage TechWorks program
- University of Illinois at Chicago names chancellor
- Salvation Army to distribute food, toys to nearly 2,000 families
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act signed into law
Lifeline staff earn Ambulance Coder Certification
OSF Lifeline Ambulance staff members Maggie Carlson, manager; Kevin Monahan, coordinator of revenue cycle; and Vicki Wigton, business service, clerk, recently completed the certification program offered by the National Academy of Ambulance Coding.
The Certified Ambulance Coder (CAC) certification is designed for ambulance billing personnel who are involved in the ambulance claim process. Those who earn the certification join an elite group of people nationwide.
Because of countless changes and updates in Medicare regulations and new government anti-fraud initiatives, specific training focused on compliance is needed more than ever. Ambulance billing rules, regulations and guidelines are changing frequently, and to help assure all CACs maintain their knowledge and skills, NAAC requires all CACs to obtain 12 hours of continuing education per year to maintain certification.
From the June 15-21, 2011 issue