- Northern Illinois to get $8.3 million for state construction projects
- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
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