Who Cares What Stacie Says?

Who Cares What Stacie Says!? Podcast

Who Cares What Stacie Says!? hosted by Stacie Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC, is a podcast providing insights and advice on how to take your medical coding career to the next level.

In this podcast Stacie shares her personal experiences in the health information management and medical coding profession over the past 30 years. Podcast content consists of personal and professional development advice for medical coders and other professionals working in related areas.

New episodes drop every 2 weeks on Tuesday.

Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Pocket Casts and Anchor.
Are you enjoying these podcast episodes? Do you have suggestions for future episodes? If so, please let Stacie know by sending an email to podcast@radrx.com. Have a question for Stacie you would like to have answered in a future podcast? Please send it to askstacie@radrx.com.

Episode 31: Confessions of a Former OIG Agent (Part 2) with Eric Rubenstein

In this episode, Eric & Stacie discuss common misconceptions about the role of OIG agents. Eric also provides insight on civil vs. criminal penalties and the federal sentencing guidelines.  Stacie & Eric also discuss the difference between a government audit vs. a government investigation. Eric also shares tips on what to do when you own personal physician or a physician for a family member has questionable billing practices. The interview wraps up with Stacie asking Eric how medical coders can get a job working with the OIG. 

Episode 30: Confessions of a Former OIG Agent (Part 1) with Eric Rubenstein

In this episode Stacie is joined by Eric Rubenstein Director of Litigation and Fraud, Waste & Abuse Support at Advize.  Eric is a former OIG agent with lots of great stories from his experience working in the field.   Eric shares his career journey from federal corrections officer to OIG agent. In this episode, Stacie and Eric discuss the importance of auditing and having a compliance plan in place, and Eric provides his expert advice on what steps a medical coder should take if they find themselves caught in the middle of a sticky situation that may involve fraud, waste and abuse.  Throughout the episode, Eric shares stories from his time spent serving as an OIG agent. 

Episode 29: Hot Mic Moments with Special Guest Mario Perez, III

In this episode, Mario shares some of his most embarrassing moments and they are oh so good!  Stacie and Mario also discuss tips for networking and Mario shares his words of wisdom for those working in the coding and CDI profession.

Episode 28: ICD-11 Is Coming...with Special Guest Mario Perez, III

In this episode, Mario & Stacie speculate on when the United States will transition to ICD-11 and how it will change the landscape of medical coding as it will allow for more widespread use of automation of coding. They wrap up with a discussion on how the coding and CDI industries are moving from task based to knowledge based roles resulting in medical coders needing to elevate their skills sets.

Episode 27: Artificial Intelligence & The Future of CDI with Special Guest Mario Perez, III

In this episode, Stacie & Mario discuss how artificial intelligence is transforming the world of CDI and how CDI roles are changing as a result of the implementation of this new technology. They wrap up this episode with a brief exchange on the risks and benefits to patients with the implementation of information blocking rules.

Episode 26: Creating Your Own Path with Special Guest Mario Perez, III

In this episode Stacie is joined by Mario Perez, a pioneer and a trailblazer in the world of clinical documentation improvement. During his esteemed career he has done much to elevate the profile of HIM professionals within the CDI world.   Mario also shares his journey of how he forged his own pathway creating opportunities for himself in the ever evolving field of HIM and encourages other young professionals to do the same.  His career path is truly inspiring! 

Episode 25: The Price We Pay (Part 3) with Special Guests Rozmin Bapat and Toni Elhoms

In this episode, Rozmin Bapat and Toni Elhoms join Stacie for a discussion on Dr. Marty Makary’s book The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care and How to Fix It. The Price Way Pay paints a vivid picture of the business of medicine and it’s elusive money games in need of a serious shakeup. Dr. Makary shines a light on business practices within healthcare that drive up costs for all of us. He takes a deep dive into the many reasons why healthcare costs are so high and he also showcases individuals who are disrupting the status quo of healthcare delivery. Rozmin, Toni & Stacie discuss what they learned from Dr. Makary’s book and share insights based on their personal experiences both as patients and as healthcare professionals.

Episode 24: The Price We Pay (Part 2) with Special Guests Rozmin Bapat and Toni Elhoms

In this episode, Rozmin Bapat and Toni Elhoms join Stacie for a discussion on Dr. Marty Makary’s book The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care and How to Fix It. The Price Way Pay paints a vivid picture of the business of medicine and it’s elusive money games in need of a serious shakeup. Dr. Makary shines a light on business practices within healthcare that drive up costs for all of us. He takes a deep dive into the many reasons why healthcare costs are so high and he also showcases individuals who are disrupting the status quo of healthcare delivery. Rozmin, Toni & Stacie discuss what they learned from Dr. Makary’s book and share insights based on their personal experiences both as patients and as healthcare professionals.

Episode 23: The Price We Pay (Part 1) with Special Guests Rozmin Bapat and Toni Elhoms

In this episode, Rozmin Bapat and Toni Elhoms join Stacie for a discussion on Dr. Marty Makary’s book The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care and How to Fix It. The Price Way Pay paints a vivid picture of the business of medicine and it’s elusive money games in need of a serious shakeup. Dr. Makary shines a light on business practices within healthcare that drive up costs for all of us. He takes a deep dive into the many reasons why healthcare costs are so high and he also showcases individuals who are disrupting the status quo of healthcare delivery. Rozmin, Toni & Stacie discuss what they learned from Dr. Makary’s book and share insights based on their personal experiences both as patients and as healthcare professionals.

Episode 22: Achieving Balance as a Solopreneur with Special Guest Victoria Moll

In this episode, Stacie & Victoria discuss setting boundaries and how to achieve balance working as your own boss. Additionally, Victoria shares career advice for those desiring to take a similar path to her and she reveals plans for her professional future. Together, Stacie & Victoria also share some laughs discussing some of their embarrassing moments.

Episode 21: Lights, Camera, Content! with Special Guest Victoria Moll

In this episode, Victoria provides more tips for building a successful YouTube channel. Additionally, Stacie & Victoria discuss the freedom that comes with being your own boss and creating sources of passive income, and they also discuss the challenges of being a content creator, including dealing with copycats and online trolls. Victoria also shares the most important lesson she has learned in her career, and Stacie & Victoria wrap up with a discussion on how to avoid some common pitfalls when using humor to connect with an audience.

Episode 20: A You Tube Star is Born with Special Guest Victoria Moll

In this episode, Victoria shares how she got her start in the medical coding field and how she came to start her wildly successful YouTube channel. She provides tips for starting a YouTube channel, navigating the YouTube maze and how to successfully monetize a YouTube channel.  Stacie & Victoria wrap up the episode with a discussion of why it is sometimes difficult to find free continuing education credits. 

Episode 19: What Do Women Want!? with Special Guest Medical Coding Geek Brian Cui

In this episode Brian shares his most important piece of advice for coding and HIM professionals and gives a shout out to those individuals who were the most influential in his career and Stacie shares how she overcame her fear of public speaking. Finally, Stacie & Brian wrap up this 3 part series with Stacie answering Brian’s question, what do women want?

Episode 18: He Said What!? with Special Guest Medical Coding Geek Brian Cui

In this episode, Brian shares his unusual path into clinical documentation improvement and learning medical coding while working in CDI. Brian and Stacie both discuss their experiences as adjunct instructors and issue a warning to those considering investing in pricey coding education programs. They also touch on the importance of networking and Brian offers his thoughts on salary negotiation and how men and women think differently.

Episode 17: You Talkin' To Me!? with Special Guest Medical Coding Geek Brian Cui

In this episode Brian shares his insights on what it is like being a male working in a female dominated profession and offers his commentary on podcast Episode 15 Show Me The Money. Together, Stacie & Brian discuss the importance of developing strong communications skills and provide tips on how to deal with different personality types. Additionally, they discuss the value of possessing self-awareness concerning interpersonal relationships and how our own personal world view affects communication in both professional and personal relationships

Episode 16: Coding Consultant Confessions with Special Guest Christine Hall

In the third and final part of Stacie’s interview with Christine, Stacie and Christine discuss the importance of implementing a compliance plan and conducting periodic audits, then wrap up the interview with some fun questions and commentary sure to bring you some laughs.  

Episode 15: Show Me The Money! with Special Guest Christine Hall

In this episode Christine & Stacie continue their conversation beginning with Christine’s personal story about taking a step back in her career which led to her finding her Angel and then taking a big career step forward. They discuss strategies to increase your salary in your current position and provide advice for negotiating a salary when interviewing for a new position. They also examine the concept of pay transparency and discuss some of the differences between men and women when it comes to selling themselves to employers.

Episode 14: Technology in Healthcare, Then & Now with Special Guest Christine Hall

In this episode Stacie & Christine discuss Christine’s journey into medical coding, they reminisce about how far technology has come since they both started working in the field 30 years ago, they speculate on how AI will change patient care, and they wrap up with Christine explaining HCC coding and how to find jobs in this growing specialty.

Episode 13: Tales From The Trenches with Special Guest Toni Elhoms

In Part 2 of Stacie’s interview with Toni Elhoms, Founder & CEO of Alpha Coding Experts, Stacie & Toni discuss the effects of COVID on the coding industry, the pros and cons of working from home and work/life balance. They also speculate on the biggest changes that will occur in the healthcare industry in the next 10 years and share some entertaining stories from their time working in the healthcare industry. 

Episode 12: Tips for Navigating Your Medical Coding Career with Special Guest Toni Elhoms

In this episode, Stacie sits down with Toni Elhoms, Founder & CEO of Alpha Coding Experts and host of the Alpha Coding Podcast.  In part 1 of this 2 part episode, Stacie & Toni discuss a variety of subjects including the extended forecast for the medical coding profession, challenges with technology in the coding space and advice for effectively navigating your medical coding career. 

Episode 11: Credential Maintenance Requirements: AHIMA vs. AAPC

In this episode, Stacie discusses continuing education requirements for both AHIMA & AAPC and answers some common questions from AHIMA & AAPC credential holders.

Episode 10: Contract Medical Coding: Is It Right For You?

In this episode, Stacie shares pros and cons of working as a contract medical coder.

Episode 9: 8 Keys to Unlocking Your Potential

In this episode, Stacie shares some insights on how to get “unstuck” and reach your full potential both personally and professionally.

Episode 8: Success By Association: Benefits of Volunteering

In this episode, Stacie shares the benefits of volunteering in your professional association, how to choose the right volunteer position for you and tips for managing your volunteer role. Stacie also shares a little about her personal experience volunteering for AHIMA, FHIMA & SHIMA.

Episode 7: Getting Noticed on LinkedIn: Strategies for Career Advancement

In this episode, Stacie shares practical tips on how to get noticed on LinkedIn including developing an attention grabbing headline, building a targeted network, showcasing your expertise and more. Regardless of your age and career stage, whether you are looking to advance your career or connect with new customers, following these tips will be sure to get your noticed.

Episode 6: Landing Your Dream Job: Tips for Effective Career Planning

In this episode, Stacie shares practical tips for effective career planning. Whether you are a student, new graduate or seasoned professional these tips can assist you in finding your dream job.

Episode 5: Becoming A Subject Matter Expert

In this episode, Stacie shares practical tips on how to become a recognized subject matter expert. Whether you desire to start your own full time business, create a lucrative side hustle or simply advance your career, utilizing these tips will assist you in achieving your goals.

Episode 4: Who Wants To Be An Entrepreneur (Part 2)

In part 2 of Who Wants To Be An Entrepreneur? Stacie shares a checklist of items to be considered when starting your own business and provides practical advice on how to get clients and how to set fees.

Episode 3: Who Wants To Be An Entrepreneur? (Part 1)

In this episode, Stacie shares her journey of how she got started in her own consulting business as well as the pros and cons of being a business owner.

Episode 2: Who Wants To Be An IR Coder?

In this episode, Stacie shares how she got her start in interventional radiology coding and discusses complimentary skill sets, job settings, salary expectations and specialty credentials available for interventional radiology coding.

Episode 1: Who Is Stacie?

In this episode Stacie shares her personal journey of how she got started in the health information management profession and her career progression to how she eventually started her own consulting business.

Are you enjoying these podcast episodes? Do you have suggestions for future episodes? If so, please let Stacie know by sending an email to podcast@radrx.com