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