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AAO 2014

Saturday Coding Sessions

Saturday, Oct. 18

Great program! Always enjoy Sue Vicchrilli's presentation. She brings great enthusiasm for coding.

Gerrilyn Sylvester, Hawaiian Eye Center, Wahiawa, HI

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The following coding sessions take place concurrently with the Academy’s Annual Meeting as part of the AAOE program. These intensive sessions enhance participants’ knowledge of appropriate coding and documentation in order to receive proper reimbursement.

How to Register

Separate registration is required to attend these events, they are not included in the Academy Plus course pass. Members and nonmembers can register for the AAOE Coding sessions without registering for AAO 2014.

Members and non-members will need to login in order to register for Introduction to Ophthalmic Coding and ICD-10-CM and/or Coding Camp and Advanced ICD-10-CM. If you do not remember your Academy/AAOE login go to the Login Help Page. Nonmembers must create an account in order to register. Once you are logged in go to the main registration information page and click the Register online link. On the next page, scroll down (under the 'shopping Cart button') until you get to the 'AAOE Coding Sessions' section. Add one or both meetings to your cart.


Introduction to Ophthalmic Coding and ICD-10-CM

Saturday, Oct. 18 — 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Moderator: Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, Academy Coding Executive 
Instructors: Raj Rathod, MD, MBA, Elizabeth Cottle, CPC, OCS, Joy Woodke, COE, OCS

Fees: Pre-reg. (by Sept 24): $250 | Onsite: $280

Topics will include everything those new to ophthalmic coding need to know and what experienced coders should know: Identifying the five categories of payers; claim submission requirements, place of service codes; CPT, HCPCS, ABN, introduction to ICD-10-CM, modifiers, CCIs, MUEs, minor and major surgical procedures and the latest information on testing services. Plus: Costly coding errors.

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


Coding Camp and Advanced ICD-10-CM

Saturday, Oct. 18 — 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by:
Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.
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Moderator: Sue Vicchrilli, COT OCS
Special Presentation by: Michael X. Repka, MD, MBA, Medical Director of Governmental Affairs
Instructors: Stephen Kamenetzky, MD OCS, Elizabeth Cottle CPC, OCS and Joy Woodke, COE, OCS

Fees: Pre-reg. (by Sept 24): $250 | Onsite: $280

Coding Camp with Advanced ICD-10-CM Training is a three-hour comprehensive coding course designed to sharpen your coding and documentation skills while boosting your coding confidence. No matter the subspecialty or the payer, this course helps you receive proper reimbursement for all the claims you submit.

This course is taught at an intermediate/advanced level.

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