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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us with personal and professional development.
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May 30, 2019

What is something that is tough to learn and every doctor should know it better than they do?  Aside from Kreb’s Cycle.  Billing and coding! 

Dr. Charlotte Akor is a nationally recognized speaker and physician coach on billing and coding.  In this interview, we discuss the necessary history, physical and medical decision making in order to bill and code appropriately and then get into the weeds about proper coding of medical decision making.  She uses examples to help explain medical decision making with diagnoses of varying complexity.   We then get into the time-based codes and how to appropriately document for this.  We end with the common modifiers and some newer codes that are frequently missed in the primary care setting.

 Dr. Akor completed her undergraduate education at Yale, attended medical school at West Virginia University, and completed her ophthalmology residency at SUNY Buffalo.  She then completed TWO fellowships, one in ophthalmologic pathology at Emory and one in pediatric ophthalmology at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta Hospital.  She is the former head of the Pediatric Ophthalmology on the faculty of The University of Texas at Houston Health Sciences Center and is now in a hospital-based practice in Abilene, Texas.  She is the Amazon best-selling author of Medical Coding Decoded and can be found at


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