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How AI Could Revolutionize Medical Billing and Coding

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Medical billing and coding are at the forefront of the modern American medical system and the market value of outsourced medical billing and coding is expected to reach $16.9 billion by 2021.   However, mistakes in billing and coding caused an estimated $36.21 million in incorrect payments in 2018. In this article, we will be looking at how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to prevent coding and billing mistakes. One of the issues facing the coding industry is the nature of its audits, which take place towards the end of the revenue cycle. This means that, even if errors..


Can Pharmacies Offer Immunizations?

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Offering immunizations has become a significant business facet for modern pharmacies, especially those who work as part of a retail chain. According to the 2018 NCPA Digest, 73% of community pharmacies now offer immunization services, although only 25% of those surveyed offer any immunization options beyond flu shots.   In this article, we will be looking at what the law is behind pharmacies offering immunizations and how those laws differ between states. State Laws for Pharmacist Immunization Technically, Pharmacists are able to give flu vaccinations in all 50 states including Washington DV and Puerto Rico, but the exact state regulation..


5 of the World’s Hardest Tests

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Are your exams on the horizon? Is your world filled with nothing but textbooks, revision, and deadlines? Well, it might be cold comfort, but there are probably harder tests out there than the ones you about to take and to make you feel just a little bit better, here are five of the world’s hardest tests that you don’t have to take. Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert Really more of certification than say,  an entrance exam for an education institution, the Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) is a test used by networking giant Cisco as part of its network engineers recruitment..


How Artificial Intelligence Could Impact Law Firms

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications are at the forefront of discussion about how the digital age could affect existing areas of business and society, such as how the law is practiced and applied.   In this article, we will be looking at how the advent of artificial intelligence could impact law firms and the paralegals who work for them. What Impact Could AI Have on Paralegals? AI has boundless applications in a huge range of fields, such as the medical, legal, and educational sectors, but its particular use in legal research, one of the areas of responsibility for many..


What Are the Oldest Languages in the World?

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Everything has to start somewhere, even the language we take for granted every day. There is no scientific consensus on when we first developed language, but most scientists agree that that language is so complex that one cannot imagine it simply appearing from anything in its final form, but that it must have evolved from earlier pre-linguistic systems among our pre-human ancestors.   It might surprise you to learn that some of the first languages we developed from these earlier pre-linguistic systems are still used today and, in this article, we’ll be taking a look at them. Tamil - 5000..


The Difference Between a Coroner and a Forensic Pathologist

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One of the areas of medicine that many people do not consider when planning their career is the care for the deceased. Most of us roughly understand what a morgue is and that someone is present to look after the dead and potentially perform an autopsy, but, due mainly to crime dramas portraying them homogenously, many could not tell you the difference between a Coroner and a Forensic Pathologist. In this article, we will be shedding light on an area of medicine that is vital to the care of the approximately 7,452 people who die every day in the United..


Research Shows Why Dental Assistants Are Vital to Dental Practices

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We’ve often said that dental assistants are the beating heart of any dental practice, and now, thanks to the DALE Foundation, we’ve got the numbers to prove it.   The DALE Foundation’s “Value of Dental Assistants to the Dental Practice” research, which involved interviewing over 3,000 dentists, dental hygienists, dental office managers, and dental assistants shows just how important the role of dental assistant actually is.   So, if you are considering starting a career as a dental assistant by training with us here at Northwest Career College, here are some insights into just how much of an impact your..


What Is Tui Na Massage

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Tui na massage is a form of massage used in traditional Chinese medicine and is regularly used alongside modern medical techniques to treat a range of conditions, from diarrhea to short-sightedness.   The term tui na, which is pronounced "twee naw" translates literally to  "pinch and pull." Unlike other forms of massage, tui na is not used to for relaxation, but rather to redirect disharmonious patterns of qi, or “chi”, in the body, as defined by traditional Chinese medicine.   In a manner similar to acupuncture,  tui na is used to harmonize yin and yang in the body by manipulating..


The Three Pillars of the Criminal Justice System

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The US criminal justice system is a huge and complex piece of civic machinery with millions of working parts. Wrapping your head around the scale of a system that provides theoretically fair criminal justice to 327.2 million Americans.   While it is a bit of an oversimplification, the criminal justice system can be rendered down into three basic pillars, so if you are interested in a career in the justice system, such as becoming a legal assistant, and want to expand you knowledge of this vital government mechanism, here is our guide to the three pillars of the criminal justice..


What Exactly Is a Court Clerk?

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When you think of court proceedings, there is a good chance you are thinking of somber black-robed judges, bewigged lawyers, or defendants in orange jumpsuits.    As with most proceedings that are commonly misunderstood, these images have more in common with TV shows than the actual courtroom and often miss out key members of the US judicial system, such as the Ballif, court stenographer, and the court clerk.   The court clerk is a vital, although less visible, a position that deals with the administrative side of the legal system. So, if you are considering a career in law, but..