Are you Ready for Coding and Documentation in 2014?

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Coding Course: Are you ready for coding and documentation in 2014?
Course Faculty
Course Description
Schedule of Events
Education Credits

Coding Course: Are you ready for coding and documentation in 2014?

Friday, March 21, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Faculty

Course Directors
Emily Hill, PA, Hill & Associates, Wilmington, NC
William Robinson III, MD, Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, LA

Course Faculty
Mark Shahin, MD, Tulane Medical School, Abington, PA
David Holtz, MD, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

Course Description

Coding for physician services has become increasingly important and complex.  Changes in third-party reimbursement, billing and coding practices, and recent government initiatives focusing on medical fraud and abuse have emphasized the need for medical practices to ensure that professional services are billed appropriately. Physicians need to be assured that their coding selections are correct and that the documentation in the medical record fully supports the service. Proper coding assures maximum reimbursement and reduces audit liability.

A full-day course has been developed to focus on coding for surgical and Evaluation and Management Services related to the practice of gynecologic oncology. Common E/M scenarios and surgical cases will also be reviewed. In addition, participants will be introduced to ICD-10 codes and the associated coding guidelines that impact gynecologic oncology practices.

The learning objectives of this coding course are:

  1. Document appropriately to support the reported level of Evaluation and Management code
  2. Identify the correct CPT codes for surgical procedures commonly performed by gynecologic oncologists
  3. Apply the principles of global surgical coding and modifier usage to everyday practice
  4. Identify the key differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 that are important to gynecologic oncologists

Target Audience: Experienced physicians, young physicians coming out of fellowships, and office medical coders

Schedule of Events

Introduction and Primer on Physician Reimbursement
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Coding for E/M Services
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Break
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

ICD Coding and Introduction to ICD-10
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Question & Answer
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Networking
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Global Surgical Package
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Global Surgical Modifiers
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Coding for Typical Procedures
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Case Presentation
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Question & Answer
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Fees
There is no cost for individuals attending the 2014 Annual Meeting. For those who want to attend the coding course only, the following fees apply:

  • SGO members: $195
  • Billing coders who work with a SGO member (coders do not have to be a SGO member): $195
  • SGO non-members: $250

Reserve your spot today! Log back into the registration site with the username and password you established and select this event from the Friday schedule. You also have the option to sign up at the registration counter during the Annual Meeting.

Education Credits

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior
approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 7.5 CEUs. Can be applied to Core A and COBGC, CHONC, CGSC, CEMC, specialties for continuing education units.