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CODEquest Coding Courses

Learn the latest in coding and reimbursement as well as jump-start your ICD-10 conversion.

Take advantage of these convenient state-specific seminars designed to enhance participants' knowledge of appropriate coding and documentation in order to receive proper reimbursement.

All 2014 CODEquest seminars are now complete.

NOTE: The 2015 Agenda will be posted on this page soon. For information about these programs contact Peggy Coakley at

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 live 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.


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


This program has prior approval from the American Academy of Professional Coders for 4 Continuing Education Units.* Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content or the program sponsor.

ASOA COE Credit Reporting Statement

This program has been approved for 4 credit hours under Category “A” continuing education credit. Please keep the form that will be emailed to you after completion of the online evaluation in your own personal file. ASOA does not retain records of CE credits earned.

*Unless otherwise specified.

CODEquest Instructors Help You Ace Every Coding Challenge

Matthew Baugh, COT

Matthew Baugh, COT 

Matt supervises all ophthalmic technicians at the John A. Moran Eye Center. He started his career in ophthalmology 6 years ago after receiving his Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah. Matt is currently pursuing his Masters in Health Administration. He brings his passion for patient care and clinic experience to the Academy coding team.

Elizabeth Cottle, CPC, OCS

Elizabeth Cottle CPC, OCS

Elizabeth is an associate administrator of the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU, in Portland, Oregon, responsible for department compliance activities. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with a “specialty proficient” credential in ophthalmology by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC). Elizabeth has over 30 years healthcare experience, and over 20 in ophthalmology.

Jessica Schroeder, MPH, CPC-A

Jessica Schroeder, MPH, CPC-A 

Jessica is a coding specialist at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. She completed her Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration in 2010 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jessica has been at Wilmer for four of her 12 years in the healthcare setting and is responsible for reviewing all retina visits and surgical encounters. She also trains new residents and fellows in billing and documentation workflows in Epic.

Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS

Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, Academy Coding Executive 

Sue's 30 year ophthalmic background includes all aspects of coding, reimbursement, practice management, clinic and surgical assistance. Sue is the Academy's coding executive, the author of EyeNet's “Savvy Coder” and AAOE's “Coding Bulletin”, the Ophthalmic Coding Coach, and the Ophthalmic Coding Series.

Joy Woodke, COE, OCS

Joy Woodke, COE, OCS

Joy is practice administrator at Oregon Eye Consultants, LLC, in Eugene, Oregon, a three physician practice specializing in anterior segment and retina. Joy has over 25 years of experience in ophthalmology, which includes management, accounting and ophthalmic coding and reimbursement. She is a Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) that enjoys providing an administrator’s perspective to coding and reimbursement, along with the unique aspects of a retina practice. Joy is also serves at the Chair of the AAOE EHR Committee.

Why Attendees Return Year After Year

What CODEquest participants are saying:

“All doctors should attend! It's our responsibility to know what's billed and make sure it corresponds with the chart. CODEquest helps us make sure that our documentation is appropriate and allows us to get paid the most for the work being done.”

Robert Innocenzi, DO,Chino, Ca.

“This was the most informative course I have ever attended in nine years of experience in ophthalmology.”

Lauren Bell,North River Ophthalmology — Tuscaloosa, AL

“In my book, CODEquest is the only go-to course for annual coding and billing updates.”

Phyllis Hilliard, COT, OCS,Stokes Regional Eye Centers — Florence, S.C.

“What a wonderful and informative meeting. Every part of the presentation was useful especially the part about ICD-10.”

Tennille McGaw,Family Eye Care of the Carolinas, Aberdeen, N.C.