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American Academy of Ophthalmology Codequest™ Coding Course 2020
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American Academy of Ophthalmology Codequest™ Coding Course 2020

Level Up at Codequest™ 2020 The best way to protect your practice from claim denials and audits. Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for a half-day of professional instruction in your area. We’ll map out the latest coding updates and steer you through the complex maze of payers’ rules, arriving at successful solutions for preventing claim denials and avoiding penalties.

 Export to Your Calendar 3/7/2020
When: Saturday, March 7, 2020
8:00 am - 12: 15 pm (continental breakfast from 7:00-8:00 am)
Where: Map this event »
COPIC Insurance
7351 E. Lowry Blvd
Denver, Colorado  80230
United States
Contact: Chet Seward
720-858-6336


Online registration is available until: 3/6/2020
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Level up at American Academy of Ophthalmology Codequest™ 2020

Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for a half-day of professional instruction in your area. We’ll map out the latest coding updates and steer you through the complex maze of payers’ rules, arriving at successful solutions for preventing claim denials and avoiding penalties.

Developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and presented in partnership with the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Codequest provides unparalleled instruction relevant to all practice sizes, and each session includes valuable information specific to your state.


HOW YOU’LL BENEFIT

  • Boost your documentation and coding performance according to federal and commercial payer rules
  • Implement coding competencies for each specialty
  • Learn to prevent claim denials
  • Prepare for the inevitable audit scenario
  • Codequest is a great resource for helping you prepare to take the OCS exams.

WHAT YOU’LL COVER IN FOUR HOURS

Codequest’s all-new 2020 program is the fastest way to understand this year’s critical coding changes, including:

  • Implementation of the new E/M documentation guidelines 
  • New cataract/glaucoma codes and criteria for extended and subsequent ophthalmoscopy
  • Important updates of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, CCI, MUE, LCDs and payment changes for 2020
  • Recent events impacting retina reimbursement and audit targets
  • The impact on reimbursement for CCI edit examples
  • MIPS reporting updates for 2020

BONUS:  Each attendee will receive fact sheets on these valuable topics:

  • Bundling edits of testing services
  • Frequency of testing services
  • Premium IOL Dos and Don’ts for out-of-pocket expenses
  • Refractions
  • Who can document what components of the history and exam
  • A-scan and ultrasound billing
  • Cataract surgery
  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Strabismus add-on codes
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Exams under anesthesia same day as surgery
  • Blepharoplasty and ptosis guide

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Ophthalmologists, practice administrators, coder and billers. Attendance is limited to physician members of the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CSEPS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Academy of Ophthalmology Executives (AAOE), and those who are directly employed by CSEPS, AAO and/or AAOE.

GET YOUR PREP WORK READY
Have a specific coding conundrum? Email questions to codequest@aao.org before the course to get customized answers to y
our personal coding challenges. 

YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS CODEQUEST

Continuing education credits
Codequest offers 4 CME, IJCAHPO and and a certificate of completion for AAPC.

CSEPS member, early bird and multiple attendee per practice discounts
CSEPS membership has its privileges and physician members (and their staff) receive an automatically discounted rate to Codequest. Additional discounts are also available. Please note:

  • CSEPS members must be logged in to receive discount for self and/or staff. Not sure if your membership is current? Check here. If you have problems logging in then please call Chet in the CSEPS offices at 720-858-6336 for assistance. 
  • Non-member ophthalmologists may register themselves and/or staff at the non-member rate or apply for membership to receive discounts!
  • Be sure to bring team members from your practice to ensure success. Groups of two or more attendees from the same practice receive a 5% discount.
Rate periods Member Non-member
 Early bird rate: Good through 1/28/2020  $295 $395
 Regular rate: From 1/29/2020 to 2/23/2020  $350 $450
 Late registration rate: Starting on 2/24/2020   $420 $520
  • This course is NOT appropriate for non-coding instructors or consultants, even those employed by an ophthalmologist.

Register now to get the best rates.

Cancellation
If you cannot attend, then please contact CSEPS so that you can send a substitute. If a substitute cannot be found, then you may request a refund less a $20 processing fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made five or less business days before the event.

ADA/Special Assistance
Please contact Chet Seward in the CSEPS offices in order to secure appropriate auxiliary aids or services as identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in advance of the meeting. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need. 

Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IJCAHPO CE Credits
Ophthalmic allied health professionals receive 4.0 IJCAHPO “A” CE Credits for completion of this course.

AAPC Certificate
AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

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