Convenient four-hour, in-depth, state-specific seminars designed to enhance participants' knowledge of appropriate coding and documentation in order to receive proper reimbursement. Learn the latest in coding and reimbursement as well as jump-start your ICD-10 conversion.
Ophthalmologists, practice managers and administrators, billers, coders and technicians are all encouraged to attend.
Why Should I Attend?
CODEquest is the ultimate course for combatting ophthalmic coding challenges and ophthalmology’s premier coding seminar.
- Stay up-to-date with the constantly changing landscape of coding and documentation rules.
- Prepare for ICD-10 implementation on Oct. 1, 2015.
- Debunk the myth of oversimplified ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalks.
- Ensure every procedure is reimbursed at the highest allowable level.
- Respond confidently to or successfully appeal every audit.
- Increase compliance and improve patient care by correctly documenting diagnosis and treatment every time.
- Enhance your professional skills and qualifications.
- Reinforce key tactics for avoiding penalties and increasing the financial bottom line.
What Does CODEquest Cover?
- Updates for 2015: New CPT codes, important modifier 59 updates, new HCPCS modifiers, new Category III codes, impact of new fee schedule, correct coding initiative, medically unlikely edits
- Solutions to top 20 coding conundrums that negatively impact reimbursements and trigger audits for all subspecialties
- Examples of coding best practices across different-sized practice settings, including universities, showing practical applications of tips and recommendations
- ICD-10-CM: An overview and advanced hands-on training to ensure your ICD-10 implementation is successful
- Details of payers’ policies to reduce private payer claim denials
- Guidelines to minimize fines imposed by payers and contractors (e.g., Medicare Advantage Plan and Zone Program Integrity Contractors)
- Ways to take advantage of incentive programs and avoid penalties (PQRS, value-based payment modifier and EHR)
- Answers to your specific questions: registrants can email questions ahead of time
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
All information provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, its employees, agents, or representatives participating in the Academy’s coding service is as current and reliable as reasonably possible. The Academy does not provide legal or accounting services or advice. You should seek legal and/or accounting advice if appropriate to your situation. Coding is a complicated process involving continually changing rules and the application of judgment to factual situations. The Academy does not guarantee or warrant that either public or private payers will agree with the Academy’s information or recommendations. The Academy shall not be liable to you or any other party to any extent whatsoever for errors in, or omissions from any such information provided by the Academy, its employees, agents, or representatives. The Academy’s sole liability for any claim connected to its provision of coding information or services shall be limited to the amount paid by you by to the Academy for the information or coding service.
All instructors have the Ophthalmic Coding Specialist (OCS) designation.