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Final Rule Goes into Effect October 25, 2022

By Devona Slater Long promised information still leaves lots of questions that in the announcement states the government departments intend to finalize “at a later date.” So what is in the final rule that we should know about?  The final rule officially removes the rebuttable presumption in favor of the Qualifying Payment Amount (QPA). Arbitrators are

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Get to know Deena Gauthier

After seven years in the classroom, the coding industry found Deena Gauthier. Combined with her love for math and medicine and her passion for teaching, she has spent the last 13 years teaching coding and coding professionally for the ACE team. As a graduate of the University of Maine Farmington, she aspired to be a

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Cybersecurity Importance

By Lynette Peterson, CHC, CHA  There is a lot of talk about cybersecurity and most of us assume that it is a technical issue for someone else to worry about. Although there are technical components involved, there are policies and procedures regarding electronic security and transmission of data that should be in place for all employees

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Get to know Lynette Peterson

In elementary school, Lynette Peterson aspired to become a computer programmer. Much to her surprise, most of her adult career has focused on business management, process modeling and business quality principles while not working on computers daily; many of the same skills apply. Backed by over 20 years of experience, Lynette is a business management

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Get to know Susan West

Easy-going and faithful are two words that friends and family would use to describe compliance auditor and internal review specialist Susan West.  As a fourth grader, Susan had dreams of becoming a practicing veterinarian until she fell in love with medical records and coding in college. Now, over 35 years later, she is essential to

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ACE Alert: ACE Team Update The Legend is Headed to The Beach

An Update from Devona   Dear Clients and Friends, I am writing to announce my retirement, effective September 30, 2022. It has been a privilege to serve you over the past 35 years, and I will miss all the challenges of anesthesia and pain management coding, billing, and compliance.  As many of you know, ACE

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